Do I need a cast for my avulsion fractured foot?

Sometimes. depends where located,how large,how much pain, if you can safely weight bear on it. sometimes you need a cast, sometimes a Cam walker walking boot that can be removed.

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I have two 5th metatarsal fractures avulsion and jones on my left foot and was only given cast which only reaches up to my ankle so doesn t really immobilize the foot is it going to heal it has been 5 weeks and the pain swelling hasn t subsided at all?

Discuss with doctor. Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Without examining and reviewing x-rays it is difficult to accurately assess. Jones fractures are often slow to heal and sometimes require surgical management. Are you non-weighbearing. I would hope so since this is usually required for healing. I would also look for pain to be subsiding as time goes on. At best this will take 6 weeks for bone to heal. Ask dr. Read more...
Under normal. Circumstances bone on average takes 6-8 weeks to heal. A true jones fracture is a notorious "bad healer". The peroneal brevis attaches to the 5th metatarsal base and technically immobilization is good to prevent pulling of this bone. Consideration could be given for a bone stimulator in a jones fracture as well as for fractures that are non- healing. ( yours is still in normal time frame.). Read more...
Need to be higher but five week is not adequate time to assess healing yet. 5 weeks not adequate to determine healing as yet. Read more...
Possible. Have you had a follow up x-ray? I would suggest an x-ray. You may need to have a surgery or bone stimulator. You need to be in a bk cast.Or boot. Read more...
Fracture. Jones fracture often require surgery but the cast is to low and needs to be changed. Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal so expect another x-ray and watch that jones fracture. Read more...
Avulsion. Jones fractures can need surgery. And followup x rays are always indicated. The boot may well be too low - see your podiatrist and state your concerns. He is here to help you. Good luck. Read more...

I have a cuboid (possibly an avulsion) fracture in my right foot. Have been wearing a soft cast (moon boot) for the past three days. I asked the Docto?

Easy goes it. It sounds as though you are on the road to recovery. A cam walking cast is most likely appropriate for the injury you have described. It will be some weeks before you can consider anything other than guarded activity. Sometimes using crutches for assistance in the early says of treatment is beneficial. Read more...

What to do if I have fractured foot, do I need a cast?

It depends. Some fractures of the foot can be treated with a rigid surgical shoe or walking boot. But depending on the bone, location, and severity of the fracture, you may need a cast and crutches. Some fractures may require surgery. Ask your doctor. Read more...

I sustained a jones fracture on march 9th. I am not weight bearing and am on crutches. Do I need a cast/splint? Is it ok to move my foot up and down

5th metatarsal. It is important that you see a physician to guide you through this. With a “jones fracture” there is a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly so timely medical intervention is key for an optimal outcome. Nwb w/ crutches is certainly a safe move. You also may want to inquire about a cam walkker/ boot. I would refrain from excessive foot/ ankle motion until cleared by your physician. Read more...
Usually splint. Jones fractures are a subset of fractures that involve the proximal fifth metatarsal. They seem nery minimal injuries, but the blood flow to that area is poor and so they can heal slowly. They are usually treated with strict non weight bearing and are usually treated with a splint to immobilize the foot as well. If they don't heal, or if the patient can't be out long, they can be fixed. Thanks. Read more...
Jones fx . Jones fxs are slow to heal need to optimize your vitd level and discuss this with your doctor casts and splints do not heal fractures time and mother nature do non wt bearing is presently best i treat some pts with exogen units (low dose ultrasound to improve bone healing) it is ok to move the foot good luck. Read more...