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Dr. Gregory Kramer Dr. Kramer
Podiatry
years in practice
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Podiatrist said metatarsal bone dropped. Add metatarsal raise on insole. What caused the drop? Will it go back? How long do I have to wear raise?

Podiatrist said metatarsal bone dropped. Add metatarsal raise on insole. What caused the drop? Will it go back? How long do I have to wear raise?

Contracted toe: The most common cause of a dropped metatarsal is a contracted ( hammered) toe. If the metatarsal pad helps it can be made permanent by incorporating it into an insert. The condition can also be corrected surgically. Discuss this with your podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Ellen Wenzel Dr. Wenzel
Podiatry
10 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Mathew John Dr. John
Podiatry
19 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn Dr. Kahn
Podiatry
40 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Mathew John Dr. John
Podiatry
19 years in practice
Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School
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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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Dr. Dale Vancil Dr. Vancil
Podiatry
33 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from metatarsal pain?

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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Dr. David Tobin Dr. Tobin
Podiatry
34 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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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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Dr. Marc Foucher Dr. Foucher
Podiatry
25 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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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

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kenneth Tepper Dr. Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Joseph Newman Dr. Newman
Podiatry
28 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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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

Dr. Darrell Latva Dr. Latva
Podiatry
38 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Rudolf Zak Dr. Zak
Podiatry
15 years in practice
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
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Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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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