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A 27-year-old female asked:

fractured 2nd metatarsal 6/17 cast on 6/21 having harp pains constant in arch shooting into toe which i can not bend dr won't return calls what to do?

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
Podiatry 42 years experience
Have cast changed: It is not uncommon that you are unable to move your toe, if it is the one associated with the fractured metatarsal. You have been in a cast for a month if you are having a problem the cast can be removed and the foot examined.
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 37 years experience
Fx 2nd met: Sounds like the foot swelled andthe cast became too tight. What you should do first is get off the foot, elevate the leg and foot above the heart and put an ice bag behind the knee. Leave the ice on 30 mins, then remove 30 mins. Continue this regiment for several hours. If you can take, take 600mg to 800mg Ibuprofen twice a day. If the pain doesn't stop in 24 hours, see your doctor, asap.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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