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A 25-year-old male asked:

I have metatarsal fracture in my foot and i was wondering how long till i can put weight on when i walk? it's hurting bad when i walk

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: It varies in part on the exact location of the fracture. That being said, most metatarsal fractures are well healed by 8-12 weeks.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
LESS PAIN: Pain decreasing day by day, week by week, is a good sign. Pain w/ WB should tell you.....don't walk on it!

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Last updated Jul 2, 2020

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