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A 24-year-old female asked:

avulsion fract. base 5th metatarsal 2 weeks ago. in walking boot. can flex my big toe towards shin but can't move other 4 toes. isthis normal?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 years experience
Fracture: This may be normal and might be due to the swelling in your foot. Swelling can limit some of the motion in your toes. I would see your doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not normal: You shoud be able to move all of your toes unless you are severly swollen.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: There is sometimes some limitations in your ability to flex toes secondary to pain and swelling from the fracture. It would be rare to have anything else causing the inability to flex your toes, but I would let your doctor know.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Avulsions fractures take longer to heal.
Nov 7, 2018

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