How to tell if I broke a metatarsal bone?

Imaging. Barring obvious deformity, see a physician & 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. Please note, if there is a 5th metatarsal fracture, it may be a “jones fracture” , & have a high risk for nonunion, or failure to heal properly so timely medical intervention is key for an optimal outcome.

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I broke metatarsal bone nondisplaced & is healing well. If osteoporosis caused break would it be evident on x-ray. Orthopedic Dr. Didn't mention it?

Yes, the density. Of the bone could be evaluated it would be washed out. I would have your vitamin D levels checked. . Read more...
Standard X-rays . are unreliable for diagnosing osteoporosis. X-rays can only detect severe bone density loss. DEXA scan would be much more accurate if osteoporosis is suspected. . Read more...

I broke the 5 th metatarsal bone in my foot three weeks ago should it still be bruised?

Fracture. It make several months for the bruising to resolve. Read more...
Possibly. This is not unusual. Ice it to keep swelling down. I would not worry about the black and blue at this point. Read more...

I broke both my feet, 5th metatarsal bone the neck, my right foot being displaced but no surgery, what are my chances of it healing without surgery?

Good. But need to follow doctors directions... Read more...
Very good. Majority of 5th metatarsal fractures, even displaced fractures heal fine without surgery. Read more...
Metatarsal fracture. Some of these fractures - depending on the location and severity - don't need surgery. Your podiatrist will guide you on this via x rays to follow the healing. Read more...
If no. Displacement and if immobilizes then bone should heal without surgery. Read more...
Depends. From the information provided, it will also depend on your age, sex, ability to heal, nutrition status, compliance to instructions (ex. Staying off your feet/cast), smoking, alcohol, etc. Majority of patients will heal fine in 3-4 months time without surgery. Good luck. Read more...

I broke my 5th metatarsal bone two weeks ago, I went to the orthopedic today and the fracture didn't get any better. They gave me a walking boot that?

Walking boot . is a good way to heal that fracture you need to Rest drink milk and repeat the x ray in 8 wks the 5th metatarsal fracture is difficult to heal in general due to poor blood supply in the region. Read more...