A 41-year-old male asked:
I have none-displaced small fracture in 5th metatarsal base of my foot.
it was swelling immediately after the incident; i was put into a splint
after 18 hours i was put into a cast.
i have been in the cast for 10 days now, i do minimal home walking. mos
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: It depends on the specific location of the fracture. An avulsion type fracture at the tip of the metatarsal is little more than a sprain of the foot and does not really require any immobilization at all. A more proximal fracture of the 5 th metatarsal is known as a jones fracture and requires strict non weight bearing in a cast to heal.
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Last updated Dec 24, 2015
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