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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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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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If my 5th metatarsal break heals will it be more prone to breaking during activity in the future?

If my 5th metatarsal break heals will it be more prone to breaking during activity in the future?

Maybe someone will : Disagree with me. I am not quoting any medical literature. I would think the bone strength will be as good as new. I think the mechanics of why it happened if not altered could bring you back to the same problem. I have had many patients with broken 5th mets in the last 16 years. Not one re-fractured their bone. ...Read more

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