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A 41-year-old female asked:

I have had x-rays on my right foot because my metatarsals are on top of each other but my podiatrist says she thinks i have a fracture but an orthoped?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
What does that mean?: Your metatarsals are on top of each other? An xray should be able to rule out a fractured metatarsal. Especially, if combined with a clinical exam.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Metatarsals: Truly on top of each other would be weird.. Xrays and a physical exam would clear up any confusion - unless you are speaking of a stress fracture . Even then xrays are negative for a while and then show healing . In the meantime the physical exam will get you in the right direction.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2013

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