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This morning I woke up to a stabbing pain at the base of my fifth metatarsal. I was unable to walk properly. However, an hour later the pain was gone.?

This morning I woke up to a stabbing pain at the base of my fifth metatarsal. I was unable to walk properly. However, an hour later the pain was gone.?

It is likely: That you put excessive pressure on this area while you were sleeping causing nerve and/or muscle trauma which was only temporary. Unless you had an injury of some type or this is a chronic condition, that is the probable cause. ...Read more

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I have pain and inflammation at the base of my 5th metatarsal on my right leg. Is it an injury to the peroneous tendon? It hurts to walk.

I have pain and inflammation at the base of my 5th metatarsal on my right leg. Is it an injury to the peroneous tendon? It hurts to walk.

Pain: The internet is a wonderful place. However, for the information to be meaningful you need background and knowledge. The right first thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. ...Read more

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I had an accident 3wks ago and found to have a chip fracture at the base of my 5th metatarsal... How do I deal with it? ... Thank you

I had an accident 3wks ago and found to have a chip fracture at the base of my 5th metatarsal... How do I deal with it? ... Thank you

Time will tell.: You may not have to deal with it. Chip fractures, especially there, may never need treatment. After the initial injury calms down, no further treatment may be indicated. ...Read more

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On 4th toe, plantar side, toe feels like it is pushing into the floor where the base of the phalanx and metatarsal meet. Very sore. X-ray is normal.

On 4th toe, plantar side, toe feels like it is pushing into the floor where the base of the phalanx and metatarsal meet. Very sore. X-ray is normal.

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, probably the three most common are a synovitis from the adjacent joint capsule, a Morton's neuroma, or a stress reaction/fracture. I would not hesitate to be seen if it is giving you a lot of trouble. ...Read more

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My right foot first started swelling under by foot at the base of my middle toe around the distal end of my metatarsal area. It felt as if I was walking on a half of a golf ball. The swelling got worse and now my middle toe is extremely swollen and the ba

My right foot first started swelling under by foot at the base of my middle toe around the distal end of my metatarsal area. It felt as if I was walking on a half of a golf ball. The swelling got worse and now my middle toe is extremely swollen and the ba

Swollen Toe: Joints swell when fluid in the tissue surrounding the joints increases. Swollen joints are common in people with arthritis, infections, gout, and joint injuries. Treatment for swollen joints depends on the cause of the swollen joint. See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small hard lump on fourth metatarsal joint. Base of fourth toe. It doesn't hurt.

I have a small hard lump on fourth metatarsal joint. Base of fourth toe. It doesn't hurt.

Have it checked out: Cancers do not have to be painful.......why not have it checked out? Always better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...Read more

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How do u cure a 5th Metatarsal Base Fractures it's been hurtin for 2 weeks now I haven't been to the hospital but I ice and rest my foot often..

How do u cure a 5th Metatarsal Base Fractures it's been hurtin for 2 weeks now I haven't been to the hospital but I ice and rest my foot often..

Get immobilized: Ouch!
If you have a fracture in the 5th Metatarsal, it is important for you to get it evaluated and treated properly. The location and severity of the fracture will dictate the treatment needed. You need to at least be immobilized, and you could even need surgery for your fracture. Please get seen to avoid future problems with your foot. ...Read more

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I've chronic sharp burning pain left lateral foot from base of 5th metatarsal knuckle up: it's not fractured. Didn't know footwear faulty. What is it?

I've chronic sharp burning pain left lateral foot from base of 5th metatarsal knuckle up: it's not fractured. Didn't know footwear faulty. What is it?

Varies: There are a variety of potential causes including a neuroma or other pressure phenomena on the outside of the foot, a structural problem such as a "bunionette" of the fifth metatarsal, or even an irritation of a nerve in the back. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Accidentally stepped on a lamp base that was sitting on floor. Base smooth about 1" thick. Affected metatarsal of left foot. Could that cause fracture?

Accidentally stepped on a lamp base that was sitting on floor. Base smooth about 1" thick. Affected metatarsal of left foot. Could that cause fracture?

It Certianly Could.: Usually, with a fracture, one experiences prolonged pain, swelling, and bruising. However, we always order an x-ray to confirm our clinical suspicion. ...Read more

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I had a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone (the base) 50 days ago, I put a cast for 45 days, I still have pain and my ex ray isn't good?

I had a fracture of the fifth metatarsal bone (the base) 50 days ago, I put a cast for 45 days, I still have pain and my ex ray isn't good?

Hard Q: 5th metatarsal bone fracture can be very simple, or a very complicated fracture... Without seeing the xray it is hard to answer your question. In general we think that fracture healing time should take about 6 weeks. If you are not significantly improved by that time, something is not quite right... Talk to your doctor about the options and/or seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.

Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.

5th met base: The peroneal tendon attaches to the 5th met base area. In some severe ankle sprain cases the tendon can pull hard enough to fracture the bone- adulation fracture. Should have an X-ray performed on your foot to confirm if broken or not. Otherwise it's treated like an ankle sprain and you need a brace. Go see your local podiatrist or foot and ankle dr ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a subtle buckle fracture at base of 4th metatarsal. Walks on heel but otherwise fine. No pain, no complaining. Does he need a cast?

My 2 year old has a subtle buckle fracture at base of 4th metatarsal. Walks on heel but otherwise fine. No pain, no complaining. Does he need a cast?

Cast Buckle Fracture: Yes, it should be casted up to 3 weeks for optimal healing. Kids are pretty rambunctious and you do not want this to progress to a full fracture. ...Read more

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Stress fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal. Air cast for a total of 18 weeks. I am now having sharp pain again but neg xray? What to do next?

Stress fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal. Air cast for a total of 18 weeks. I am now having sharp pain again but neg xray? What to do next?

Let me explain: Having pain means you still having problem. I would advise you to have MRI on the foot to see if the bone healed and if you have other issues.
Stress fracture on the base of that bone is not very commonly seen. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle in july and I still have pain & popping at the base of my 5th metatarsal. Hurts after resting and pain goes away with walking. I got an xray and no broken bones. What's wrong?

See your doctor: Enough time has passed for routine injuries in that area to have healed. There may be an underlying problem, or you may simply have some scar tissue that may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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I have 5th metatarsal bone fracture of base of metatarsal. I have cast on for four weeks and suddenly some in my feet. Can someone tell me. Why pain?

I have 5th metatarsa: Are you saying you have pain in the foot after 4 weeks of casting? Please call your doctor, have the cast removed and have the doctor examine your foot and re-take x-rays. To see how the fracture is healing. Hopefully you are not putting any pressure on this foot for this fracture to heal well. ...Read more

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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

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. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal avulsion fracture at base 2 weeks ago. Sharp pains in ankle& back of calf. Burning sensation at times on top of foot. Is this normal?

5th metatarsal avulsion fracture at base 2 weeks ago. Sharp pains in ankle& back of calf. Burning sensation at times on top of foot. Is this normal?

Avulsion: Pain is to be expected and diminishing as healing occurs. The pain in the calf could be a clot - see your podiatrist right away. ...Read more

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Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more

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I fractured my 5th metartarsal Undisplaced at the base of the styloid process six weeks ago and my foot feels very cold. Why is this? Will it be heale

I fractured my 5th metartarsal Undisplaced at the base of the styloid process six weeks ago and my foot feels very cold. Why is this? Will it be heale

May be a problem: If your foot is "very cold" see your Dr. Right away. It may be a circulation problem. Make sure you follow your doctor's directions so it heals properly. Usually those fifth metatarsal fractures have to be immobilized in a boot. They take about 6 to 8 weeks to heal. Some of them take longer to heal. ...Read more

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Tell me about broken metatarsals?

See below: They are fractures of the long bones of the foot.
If untreated they can shift or dislocated creating severe deformity, pain and need for surgery.
If in good alignment then immobilization is usually needed. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a broken metatarsal?

How to tell if I have a broken metatarsal?

Xrays: The typical test to rule out fracture is with xray. ...Read more

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Where would it hurt if you broke a metatarsal?

Where would it hurt if you broke a metatarsal?

Metatarsal Fractures: It is important that you see a physician and have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually consist of crutches, boot/ cast, or surgery. There is a chance that a fifth metatarsal fracture may be a “jones fracture” and have a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly so timely medical intervention is key for an optimal outcome. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have broken my 5th metatarsal?

How to tell if I have broken my 5th metatarsal?

5th metatarsal: It is important that you see a physician and have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually consist of crutches, boot/ cast, or surgery. There is a chance that a fifth metatarsal fracture may be a “jones fracture” and have a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly. ...Read more

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Is 3 months to heal a 5th metatarsal fx unusual?

Is 3 months to heal a 5th metatarsal fx unusual?

No: Foot injuries especially a 5th metatarsal fracture can take up to 3 months to heal in most cases. If your fracture has not healed after 3 months, you may need a bone stimulator to increase the chance of fully healing the fracture. Consult with your foot specialist to make sure your fracture is showing signs of healing. ...Read more