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I fractured my fourth metatarsal over 7 months ago and to this day I still feel pain, soreness and stiffness everyday, is this normal?

I fractured my fourth metatarsal over 7 months ago and to this day I still feel pain, soreness and stiffness everyday, is this normal?

Foot pain: No it is abnormal;so go get a physical exam and possibly an Xray as well as appropriate therapy/advice based on findings ...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 foot pain on the lateral side of my foot around the fourth and fifth metatarsals when I'm pushing off. Walking barefoot or on flip flops relieves it while wearing sneakers aggravates it. Could it be some kind of neuroma or stress fracture?

Possibly: Neuromas, stress fracture, and capsuliitis are the more common complaints in that area of the foot. A podiatrist would easily be able to determine which of these or another condition you had. It is possible that you have less pain unsupported because that is the position your foot has collaped into and the better supported position is uncomfortable because of the injury. Foot pain is not normal. ...Read more

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Broken fifth metatarsal?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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