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How Many Bones Are In Your Foot
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Foot bones: Each has its own names: heel bone is calcaneus, talus sits atop the calcaneus, there is the cuboid, navicular, three cuneiforms, cuboid, 5 metatarsals and then 5 toes. The big toe is known as the hallux. The hallux is composed of two bones a proximal and distal phalanx. The toes 2-5 each have three bones known as proximal, middle and distal phalanges. There are also two sesamoids. ...Read more
Bone pain & swelling: Broken bones can be painful when touched or deformed by forces such as bearing weight until early healing or appropriate immobilization/splinting is employed. Not all fractures show up on initial x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities (mri or ct scan) may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Swelling localized to the zone of injury or fracture is a clinical hallmark the is routinely present. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can happen if you think you fractured the 5th metatarsal bone in your foot and you don't have it checked out?
Fracture: Nothing, it will eventually completely heal on its own ...Read more
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 ›
Depends...: It will depend on the size of the chip and its location. Small chip fractures in the foot can resorb; however, if the chip fracture is in an area where it has the possibility of resetting, it is up to the doctor examining the condition if the chip will heal on its own or may need surgical intervention to be fixated back. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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