Top 20 Doctor insights on: Jones fracture healing after walking boot is taken off

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Fibula fracture. So how long will I be in a walking boot?

Fibula fracture. So how long will I be in a walking boot?

Depends: It really depends on the location and type of fibula fracture. A stable fracture that doesn't require surgery may be able to come out of boot in 2-6 weeks. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal fracture. Ortho put me in a walking boot for 3 weeks. What kind of 5th met break do I have? Not much pain at all when in the boot.

5th metatarsal fracture. Ortho put me in a walking boot for 3 weeks. What kind of 5th met break do I have? Not much pain at all when in the boot.

Nonsurgical fracture: If you are in a boot, then the fracture is nondisplaced and probably does not need surgery. The boot protects the bone by not letting the peroneal tendon pull on the bone when walking. ...Read more

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Will my fractured ankle need a hard cast or just a walking boot?

Depends: Depends on the type of fracture, severity, age, condition/health of person. Doctor has to make decision. ...Read more

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What happens if I fracture my 5th metatarsal, which fractures would require a walking boot?

What happens if I fracture my 5th metatarsal, which fractures would require a walking boot?

So it would depend: Where along the fifth metatarsal the fracture is and how bad of a fracture. Most metatarsal fractures do well with a walking boot if not badly displaced or comminuted. Fractures occuring about 1.5 cm from the fifth met base are notorious bad healers due to bad blood supply and need to be aggressively monitored and may require surgery. They are known as jones fractures. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a walking boot and have a fractured ankle non-displaced medial malleolus. 4 weeks. Can I weight bear?

What to do if I have a walking boot and have a fractured ankle non-displaced medial malleolus. 4 weeks. Can I weight bear?

Should check with --: Your treating physician, as it depends on the healing of your fx. He'll make a decision based on your xrays findings ; exam. No one but your physician should decide only. ...Read more

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I am in a Walking boot for a clean fracture of right fibula. After two weeks I can walk in the boot with no pain? Good sign?

I am in a Walking boot for a clean fracture of right fibula. After two weeks I can walk in the boot with no pain? Good sign?

Yes: That is a good sign, but you will need to continue to wear the boot until you get x rays to know that the bone is healed. Bone typically takes 6-8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Can I still need a walking boot for my fractured foot?

Don't know: It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury.
Best to consult your treating doctor. ...Read more

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I have 2nd metatarsal fracture (non-displaced) and a cartilage tear. How should this be treated? I have tried walking boot (2x) and cortisone.

More information.: Treatment depends on several things, including but not limited to, location of fracture, health, age, vascular condition and weight. Typically, a cast boot works fine as long as there is minimal ambulation and respect for the fracture site. Cortisone seems a little excessive, but there could be a reason. To remove all doubt, a second opinion is advisable. ...Read more

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I fell on the side walk about a month ago. The doctors have me crutches and a walking boot. The walking boot doesn't help that much. Is it fractured?

I fell on the side walk about a month ago. The doctors have me crutches and a walking boot. The walking boot doesn't help that much. Is it fractured?

Occult fractures: Sometimes broken bones do not show up on the first x-ray as cracks in the bone can be very hard to see. If you are still having significant pain then you may wish to get a second x-ray. ...Read more

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How does a walking boot fix a fractured foot?

How does a walking boot fix a fractured foot?

Stabilizes fracture: A walking boot is rigid on the sole. This limits motion through your foot with weight bearing. This will diminish motion at the fracture site. The boot will also disperse the load evenly throughout the foot with walking. ...Read more

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I had a maisonneuve fracture 3 weeks ago. Is it a good idea to remove the cast and put a walking boot in the 4th week?

I had a maisonneuve fracture 3 weeks ago. Is it a good idea to remove the cast and put a walking boot in the 4th week?

If it is stable: As long as your ankle joint is stable and doesn't have any severe ligament injuries, it should be ok to begin weight bearing after I month in a boot. ...Read more

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MRI confirms no stress fracture but I still have 5th metatarsal pain. Can I use a walking boot anyways? Should I get short, med, or tall one?

MRI confirms no stress fracture but I still have 5th metatarsal pain. Can I use a walking boot anyways? Should I get short, med, or tall one?

Can use walking boot: Nice to know that your MRI doesn't show a stress fracture. That means you don't need a walking boot but if pain persists, it is fine to use a short walking boot for a few week to see if the pain subsides. Be careful though because if you are in the boot for several weeks then come out quickly it can put you at an increased risk of developing a stress fracture. ...Read more

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How can you prevent an ankle fracture from becoming displaced? I am using a walking boot currently as recommended by my doctor.

Use the boot: Wear your cam walker as directed by your physician. Remember that a fracture takes weeks to heal, so don't stop using it before your doctor tells you so. Good luck! ...Read more

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Spiral fracture of the fibula - (8 wks ago) had a fiberglass cast and nwb for 6 wks. In walking boot 4 more wks. But why so much swelling still?

Fracture: Each fracture has its own personality. Amount of energy with the fracture, as well as amount if soft tissue injury, are key issues. Make sure the fracture is healing well. Sometimes additional injuries are not initially appreciated. Check with your orthopedic surgeon for these issues as well as potential blood clot ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more