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5th Metatarsal Sprain
If you sprained: Your foot and your fifth metatarsal hurts one would want to make sure there is o fracture to this bone. Avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal are common after sprains. There are also a few ligamentous and tendon attachments to the bone that could cause issues like tendonitis etc. If pain present, a surgical shoe or cam walker boot can help rest the foot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
2days ago I fractured 5th metatarsal & sprained the ankle. I got a boot so do I really need to see an ortho?
I've been diagnosed with a dropped metatarsal & a grade 2 sprained ankle, was wondering how long will it take for the metatarsal to get better?
Please clarify...: What you mean by a dropped metatarsal. ...Read more
The dr thought i broke my 5 th metatarsal but the x rays only showed a sprain. But it feels like it's broken. Can i get a 2 nd opinion and new xrays?
5th MT fracture: Not all fractures will show up initially on xrays, especially subtle hairline injuries to the bone. Regardless, if the xray was normal then likely the injury will be treated the same way whether it is a sprain or a subtle undetected fracture. Let pain be your guide to activity and weight bearing. You can get a 2nd opinion, new xray, or even mri...But won't likely change the treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a sprained left foot, in the area of the third metatarsal. I want to know what I can do and how long should I wait to exercise.
Rest, ice, compress: The standard treatment for a sprain is to rest from aggravating activity, ice, compress,and elevate to reduce swelling. You should use crutches and keep weight off of it until bearing weight is no longer painful. Ice at least twice/day for 15-20 minutes to help decrease pain & swelling. Compress with a wrap, etc. Elevate it above the level of your heart (i.e. lay flat w/foot up). NSAIDs for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle baseball size, blue/purple. went to er said it was a sprain i think it's more serious. metatarsals are swollen. still can't walk. should i do?
Get follow-up care: Depending on how significant your ankle sprain is you can have persisted pain and difficulty walking. Not knowing how long ago your injury was its difficult to say if your symptoms are reasonable or concerning. Either way I would seek follow-up care from an Orthopedist or Sports Medicine physician. ...Read more
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?
I think I fracture the 5th metatarsal bone in my foot how can I tell if it is fractured. Can you sprain the 5th metatarsal bone in your foot ?????????
X-Ray : X-Ray is the best first testGet a more detailed answer ›
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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