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A 60-year-old female asked:

broke 4th metasaursal but is not displaced. wearing boot for 4-5 weeks. how long might it be before i can wear a regular shoe or high heel sandals?

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin
Podiatry 42 years experience
Shoe- 1 more week: if all is healing well then 1 week before you can return to a shoe- but 6 more weeks for high heels

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