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Jones Fracture Healing After Walking Boot Is Taken Off
Have Jones fracture with routine healing, going on 3 months not healed completely, doc wants me back in 2 months. I am in walking boot. How long does it take? Very concerned that its taking so long.
Are considered COMPLEX and require significant down stime plus CASTING for many weeks.....3 Months is a bit "long" and perhaps you should ask your Primary Care Provider if a SECOND OPINION is warranted and with whom!!!
Hope this is helpful...Good luck and BE WELL
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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
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.
Depends: Depends on the type of fracture, severity, age, condition/health of person. Doctor has to make decision. ...Read more
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
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
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
I was in a walking boot for 8 weeks cuz I fractured my foot its been 10 months and it still hurts why is this still happing I wonder if its heeled?
See the doctor: This deserves another look and at least an x-ray to look at the healing process. ...Read more
I have a non-displaced lateral fibular fracture and am in a cam walking boot. Injured 4 weeks ago. Can I start any mobilization at all without the boot?
Ask doctor: If everything is healing as expected, you should be able to start now. But best to check with your treating doctor first. ...Read more
It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury.
Best to consult your treating doctor. ...Read more
I saw my ortho doc and he said I have a fractured 5th metatarsal. He gave me a walking boot and said come back in 3 weeks. Is this normal procedure?
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
Can a stress fracture of the 2nd metatarasal take longer than 9 weeks to heal? I've been in a walking boot for 9+ weeks but still have pain and swelling
If so: Something is wrong....Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
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
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
I recently fractured my ankle, I am in a walking boot. I've been having pain in my calf muscle. Could this be a sign of a blood clot forming?
Definitely: Go have a venous duplex immediately.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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