A 16-year-old male asked:
How long tell i can return to playing basketball after a 3rd metatarsal fracture cast comes off?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 33 years experience
Depends...: How long has it been on? What kind of basketball are you talking about? I would strongly suggest walking first for a few days to get your strength and coordination back and get out of the habit of limping. Then go to jogging for a few days....Then try sprinting. You need to be able to cut, pivot and run backwards in order to "play". There is nothing wrong with shooting around now.
4.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 42 years experience
MY TREATMENT: After I take the cast off, if there is no pain at the fracture and x-rays look ok, I'd put you in a tennis shoe and see you in 10-14 days. If doing ok, return to sports ok.
1.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jul 14, 2016
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