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I feel dull achy pain in sole of my left foot at the distal metatarsal areas which worsens when I stand or walk?

I feel dull achy pain in sole of my left foot at the distal metatarsal areas which worsens when I stand or walk?

Foot pain: The most common causes for pain under the ball of the foot, under the metatarsal heads, are neuromas or capsulitis, which is inflammation of the joint that attaches the toe to the metatarsal. ...Read more

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Where is the distal first metatarsal?

Where is the distal first metatarsal?

Foot: The metatarsals are the long bones in the midfoot which end just before the toe begins. The first metatarsal is the bone which attaches the big toe. The distal portion of the bone is just before the joint where the big toe begins. ...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 fracture of the distal aspect of the fifth metatarsal bone, since 18th of Sep. Its been painful again the last 3 day's, do I need to worry, it has been 6 weeks.

I have a fracture of the distal aspect of the fifth metatarsal bone, since 18th of Sep. Its been painful again the last 3 day's, do I need to worry, it has been 6 weeks.

Get it checked: In six weeks it should have almost healed and there should not be painful again. I will suggest you get it checked and xrayed to find out why it ia started hurting again ...Read more

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Tell me about broken metatarsals?

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

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How long does it take for a childs metatarsal to heal?

How long does it take for a childs metatarsal to heal?

One month: It should take 4-6 weeks for an uncomplicated well aligned fracture to heal in a healthy child. ...Read more

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How long does a titanim rod in your 1st metatarsal last?

How long does a titanim rod in your 1st metatarsal last?

Indefinitely: If you had a 'titanium rod' placed in your foot, the internal rod will remain throughout your lifetime. If there is loosening of the fixation then it may need to be removed but titanium is a great metal that does not react to the human body and wear down. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from metatarsal pain?

Depends on Cause: Depends on the cause of your pain. Possible causes including stress fracture, fracture, bone cystic changes or structural problems. If the pain is injury related, rice and put the area at rest. This alone will take weeks but if nonresponsive consider other causes which will probably require more investigation. Thus a consultation with your local podiatrist. Other cause could be a neuroma. ...Read more

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What to do if I dropped a 5lb weight on my 1st metatarsal, what have I done?

What to do if I dropped a 5lb weight on my 1st metatarsal, what have I done?

Contusion: Have an xray to rule out a fracture. If there is lots of pain when walking, get off your foot. ...Read more

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I broke my 3rd and 4th metatarsal, they were clean breaks right in the middle. How long would it take to heal?

I broke my 3rd and 4th metatarsal, they were clean breaks right in the middle. How long would it take to heal?

6-8 weeks: I would check your vitamin d levels to make sure they are optimal and wear a cam walker boot. ...Read more

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Good evening My fifth Right metatarsal broken half, how to support what kind of product you have how long delivery?

Good evening My fifth Right metatarsal broken half, how to support what kind of product you have how long delivery?

See a Dr. ASAP: A broken fifth metatarsal may require surgery for optimum healing. See a board certified Podiatrist or Orthopaedist as soon as possible or go to your nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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I think I've fractured a metatarsal. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist will examine your foot, take some x rays and begin treatment. If it is a fracture with little or no displacement (still lined up), you may just go into a flat soled post-op shoe for a few weeks with some pain medicine. If it is the 5th metatarsal near the base, you might need a fracture boot or a cast. If it is displaced, surgery may be recommended to line it back up and fixate it. ...Read more

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Broken fifth metatarsal?

Should be: Treated. If an the base you need to be careful for a jones fracture which often needs more attention than any other type of fracture. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a metatarsal injury?

How long does it take to get over a metatarsal injury?

It depends: If the bone is fractured, it can take about 6 weeks. Lesser injuries can heal sooner. It really depends on the type of injury. Seeing a podiatrist can answer this more specifically. ...Read more

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Will it help strengthen my broken metatarsal if I have surgery on it?

Will it help strengthen my broken metatarsal if I have surgery on it?

MOTHER NATURE: If you've had surgery, just let nature take it's course, follow your doctor's advice, DON'T SMOKE, and you should be fine. You're young. ...Read more

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How long does it take the 5th metatarsal to heal on an active 9 year old?

How long does it take the 5th metatarsal to heal on an active 9 year old?

Met fracture: Is he/she in a boot? If immobilized typically 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Pain after 3rd metatarsal ORIF- how much to expect? Okay to still feel some pain after 2 weeks?

Not consistent.: The surgical repair can sometimes be as painful, or even more painful, than the actual fracture. As Dr. Kass mentioned, the pain should be reducing with time. Stick to your post operative and fracture care instructions and let your surgeon know your concerns. Pain is a subjective perception and cannot be predicted to perfection. How long and how much, any one individual will experience can vary. ...Read more

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I'm having my 1st metatarsal shortened, and they're going to put 2 screws in it. How often do the screws cause later problems or pain?

Screwy situation.: I think you'll find that this phenomenon varies from surgeon to surgeon. It would probably be best to ask the surgeon just what his fixation complication rate is. ...Read more

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How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

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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What causes swelling of fractured 5th metatarsal?

What causes swelling of fractured 5th metatarsal?

Injury: The energy that fractured the bone also injures the tissue around the bone. The first process of repair in the body is inflammation and fractures also bleed form the bone. Both of these processes result in swelling at the site of injury. Swelling should diminish with time. ...Read more

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"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

"how to treat a bruised metatarsal"?

Get weight off foot.: Contusion (bruise) metatarsal requires weight to be removed from forefoot. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Padding the forefoot with relief beneath the effected metatarsal is the easiest. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 5th metatarsal sprain?

How can I treat a 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 more

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Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Orthotics may help: neuroma pain in some cases. They can alleviate pressure near or between the metatarsals by reducing the pressure in the area of symptoms. Not all neuromas respond well with orthotics however, but it is a good conservative start for treatment. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

How do I tell if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

5th metatarsal: Pain, swelling, deformity at the site may be sprain but possibly fracture. Radiograph (xray) needed to r/o fracture. Fracture or severe sprain will require splinting. Fp/orthopedics/sports medicine/er docs can handle it & provide followup care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuroma by fifth metatarsal?

Sure, anywhere: There is nerve you can potentially have a neuroma. There are more common locations of Neuroma than others though. Most common in foot is between 3rd and 4th metatarsal…Sometimes the proximal branches can get radiating pain…. ...Read more

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What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

Bone: Callous or extra bone at fracture site is one sign. Another is not distict line visible where fracture was. ...Read more

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5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would I be able to bear weight?

5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would I be able to bear weight?

Please post x-rays: Need more info. How long ago, sure it's not a stress fx? Send me more & I will b glad 2 answer more specifically. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more

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What can someone do for a sprained/broken fifth metatarsal at home?

Rice: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.; time to heal with appropriate activity restrictions. Ideally would follow up with a doctor. ...Read more

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How painful is the surgery and recovery to shorten the first metatarsal?

How painful is the surgery and recovery to shorten the first metatarsal?

Pain: If you have broken a limb before the pain would be similar. Although the trauma is controlled under surgery, you will still experience the pain, swelling and discomfort of a bone healing. ...Read more

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Toes feel powerless after fracturing the 2nd metatarsal. Is this completely normal?

Toes feel powerless after fracturing the 2nd metatarsal. Is this completely normal?

Not unusual: Since you have been immobilized for a time the muscles have some atrophy and therefore are weak. With exercise these should return to normal. ...Read more

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What causes the pain in the metatarsals of the feet? Could excess weight inflame the area?

Yes: Degeneration of the joints can cause discomfort as well as excessive weight and possibly a disease called Morton's neuroma. Please see your health care provider for further evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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I broke my 4th metatarsal 5 years ago, but never got it fixed. What are my treatment options?

I broke my 4th metatarsal 5 years ago, but never got it fixed. What are my treatment options?

Treatment options: Include doing nothing. Does it hurt? Sometimes the bone heals correctly on its own. If you have pain you can see the foot doctor and they can take x-rays. At this point in time if you need it corrected the only way is likely surgical correction. ...Read more

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What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

Not going to work: Tape is not strong enough to do this. See a foot doctor for a recommendation as I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish or what the actual diagnosis is. ...Read more