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Can You Walk On A Broken Metatarsal
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Depends on location: It depends on the type and location of the fracture. Fractures usually need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. For a broken toe you may get by with walking with a rigid surgical shoe. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a broken toe. Doctor taped it to next toe. Wthout a cast the toe can bend. How can it heal?
Time: For a fracture to heal well, you have to keep the two ends of the bone from moving against each other. As long as this is accomplished, you can have movement of the joints around it. In most cases of toe fractures, splinting the toes works well. We then place patients in a stiff shoe or surgical shoe depending on symptoms, alignment and location of the fracture. Sometimes a cast boot is used. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It immobilizes : The foot so that the foot is not going thru its full range. They often have rocker bottoms, so your not spending a lot of time on any one particular part of the foot. ...Read more
Ankle fracture: If you have a broken talus, that is part of the ankle joint. Any broken bone needs time to mend with no stress on it. That is why a fracture is generally placed in a cast...To immobilize the bone until it is healed. Walking on it would cause movement around the fracture site which would cause problems with healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you don't wear a cast or a boot for a broken fibula and tibia what will happen because i take my boot off a lot.?
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long have you been casted? When you remove the cast , do you walk on the foot? Or use crutches? Older you are , greater the risk of (the above) occurring. Why do you remove the support? Itching. Poor fit? Hurts? Best to discuss with your doctor! ...Read more
A thing fell on my foot and i think I have broke my 5 metatarsal.Can u walk on a broken metatarsal.Its a swollen and really hurts if u press on a spot?
How soon can I walk on a broken non-displaced 5th metatarsal (could be jones fracture but not sure x-ray looks close to what pictures show for jones)?
6 weeks: it depends what part of your fifth metatarsal was broken and if it is displaced. Some areas and types of fractures take longer than others to heal, like a jones fracture. 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. And sometimes they have to be operated on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which metatarsal?: And what was done for it? In a non-displaced fracture of the middle 3 metatarsals, you can walk right away if protected with a cast and/or surgical shoe. The 5th metatarsal is more difficult, depending on the location of the fracture, especially at the base of the bone. The 1st metatarsal is much more difficult to break, so if that's the one, you're more likely immobilized in a bigger way. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yesterday got sent home saying my metatarsals was no longer broken. Still feels weak and unable to walk properly?
Not done healing yet: It may no longer be broken, but it far from done healing. Your body will continue to lay down bone in that area for quite a while before if switches gears and begins the remodeling process. Be patient, take otc analgesics as needed and increase your activities to your own tolerance. ...Read more
I have metatarsal ft pain, 3rd digit to 5th. I haven't fallen/injured my ft.Where the pain is coming from? The pain2/10? I walk on the balls of my ft
Foreffot pain: The pain you are describing can also be located between the 3rd and 4th metatarsals, refrred to as a morton's neiuroma. Particular painful when you're on the ball of the foot or wearing tight shoes. It could also be due to a forefoot imbalance (forefoot varus) and could be developin g stress to those metatarsals, possibly even a stress fracture. See a foot specialist for an x-ray to rule out a fra. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I know if I've injured my fifth metatarsal? I've had pain for a while in that area but am still able to walk though painful
Swelling: Fifth metatarsal injuries are common. They are either fractures or tendon injuries. Both hurt when walking, tendon injuries are near the base of the metatarsal and radiate up to the ankle. Fractured areas stay swollen and hurt when touched. Both problems require treatment, i suggest you see a podiatrist for x-rays and examination. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I broke 5th, maybe 4th metatarsal. Seeing ortho on Fri. Could not walk on it this am. What to do to improve prognosis until I can see doc?
Lots of Rice.: The treatment is called RICE. REST, ICE pack or cold pack applied, COMPRESSION(as much as tolerated),and ELEVATION (higher than the heart). To reduce the pressure on the injury, you may want to try using crutches. if pain is a problem, try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an nsaid such as Motrin. ...Read more
I feel dull achy pain in sole of my left foot at the distal metatarsal areas which worsens when i stand or walk?
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.?
I'm experiencing pain on the ball of my foot when i walk especially when i'm walking on my tiptoes. I fx my 5th metatarsal 8 weeks ago. Is this normal?
I have pinpoint pain in the shaft of my 5 th metatarsal. can't stand on tiptoes and I can only walk if I don't bend that foot.No xray.Told its tissue?
What is the best shoe to walk in after a 5th metatarsal break has healed? Boat shoes, boots, tennis shoes?
I've been cleared to walk after a 5th metatarsal foot fractured 10 weeks ago, i having pain and difficulty walking is this normal?
How many kms is it recommended to walk in shoes after breaking 4 & 5 metatarsal, displaced spiral break.Advised approx.75% healed.Very sore & red.
Stop walking !!: "very sore and red" it is telling you that it is not healed. It generally takes a 18 year old kid 8 weeks to heal a fracture. There is a lot of pressure on the metatarsals with walking and yours are broke (healing). Give it some time. If you must be up on your feet a below the knee walking boot would help or a rocker bottom shoe like a mba. Even with these choices if it is hurting - stay off. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain between my third and fourth metatarsal. It is not in the upper but more in the meat, feels like I am walking on a lump. Painful to walk.
Take it: Slow. If too much pain ease back. Might help to have walking boot to help support. The foot ...Read more
What causes chronic metatarsal pain in the ball of foot? It hurts to walk, or stand, I do have morons toe.
?metatarsalgia: See a podiatrist to get this addressed, as you may have already been diagnosed with Morton's metatarsalgia. Plantar fasciitis and several rheumatological conditions could be playing a role here, and would advise blood studies if answer is elusive. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When I walk, the upper part of my fifth metatarsal towards my toe really hurts. It feels like a sharp pain, almost like a cut?
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