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What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

What should I look for in a good type of waterproof tape to align my 5th metatarsal and cuboid?

Not going to work: Tape is not strong enough to do this. See a foot doctor for a recommendation as I am not sure what you are trying to accomplish or what the actual diagnosis is. ...Read more

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I recently found out that I partially dislocated my 4th metatarsal from my cuboid bone, what is the general treatment for this? And how long?

I recently found out that I partially dislocated my 4th metatarsal from my cuboid bone, what is the general treatment for this? And how long?

Unusual: This would be an unusual injury. Goals of treatment would be to stabilize the metatarsal in a non dislocated position. If the dislocation is the result of an injury and is severe enough this may require surgery. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal (the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more

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Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

A couple things: Normally the styloid process at the base of the fifth metatatarsal is prominent, perhaps you just realized how prominent it is with all the attention to that side of the foot. Could have injured the metatarsal at the same time or could be one of the peroneal tendons inflamed. An xray would be of great benefit. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

What are the pros and cons of late surgery (5 weeks since accident) on the talus bone? 3 other fractures in the foot (cuboid and 2 metatarsals).

Talus fracture: If your orthopaedic surgeon is recommending operative treatment of your talus 5 weeks after surgery it is likely that it may be displaced and require realignment. A displaced talus fracture that is not treated will likely result in pain, disability, and progression to arthritis. At 5 weeks after injury it may be difficult to properly align the talus but it can be done. ...Read more

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Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

Will taping foot help with fifth metatarsal break?

NO: I don't think it will. Some type of casting, either fiberglass, plaster, or a CAM boot are usually used initially. One type of 5th metatarsal fracture-the Jones fracture-is more prone to not healing. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 5th metatarsal sprain?

How can I treat a 5th metatarsal sprain?

If you sprained: Your foot and your fifth metatarsal hurts one would want to make sure there is o fracture to this bone. Avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal are common after sprains. There are also a few ligamentous and tendon attachments to the bone that could cause issues like tendonitis etc. If pain present, a surgical shoe or cam walker boot can help rest the foot. ...Read more

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Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Orthotics may help: neuroma pain in some cases. They can alleviate pressure near or between the metatarsals by reducing the pressure in the area of symptoms. Not all neuromas respond well with orthotics however, but it is a good conservative start for treatment. ...Read more

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How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

How do you I if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

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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How do I tell if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

How do I tell if my 5th metatarsal is fractured?

5th metatarsal: Pain, swelling, deformity at the site may be sprain but possibly fracture. Radiograph (xray) needed to r/o fracture. Fracture or severe sprain will require splinting. Fp/orthopedics/sports medicine/er docs can handle it & provide followup care. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have neuroma by fifth metatarsal?

Sure, anywhere: There is nerve you can potentially have a neuroma. There are more common locations of Neuroma than others though. Most common in foot is between 3rd and 4th metatarsal…Sometimes the proximal branches can get radiating pain…. ...Read more

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I think I've fractured a metatarsal. What should I do?

See a podiatrist: A podiatrist will examine your foot, take some x rays and begin treatment. If it is a fracture with little or no displacement (still lined up), you may just go into a flat soled post-op shoe for a few weeks with some pain medicine. If it is the 5th metatarsal near the base, you might need a fracture boot or a cast. If it is displaced, surgery may be recommended to line it back up and fixate it. ...Read more

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What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

What are radiographic signs of healing on a 5th metatarsal fx?

Bone: Callous or extra bone at fracture site is one sign. Another is not distict line visible where fracture was. ...Read more

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5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would I be able to bear weight?

5 th metatarsal avulsion fx when would I be able to bear weight?

Please post x-rays: Need more info. How long ago, sure it's not a stress fx? Send me more & I will b glad 2 answer more specifically. ...Read more

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5th metatarsal injury time to recover (simple break in the bone)?

10 – 12 weeks: Fifth metatarsal base fractures are very common. Bone healing is common in 10 to 12 weeks. On occasion, there is an asymptomatic fibrous union – the fracture line is still apparent on x-rays though there is no pain. Fifth metatarsal shaft fractures (jones fractures) are associated with delayed healing and sometimes nonunion. These can require open treatment with bone grafting ; internal fixation. ...Read more

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How painful is the surgery and recovery to shorten the first metatarsal?

How painful is the surgery and recovery to shorten the first metatarsal?

Pain: If you have broken a limb before the pain would be similar. Although the trauma is controlled under surgery, you will still experience the pain, swelling and discomfort of a bone healing. ...Read more

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Toes feel powerless after fracturing the 2nd metatarsal. Is this completely normal?

Toes feel powerless after fracturing the 2nd metatarsal. Is this completely normal?

Not unusual: Since you have been immobilized for a time the muscles have some atrophy and therefore are weak. With exercise these should return to normal. ...Read more