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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffery VanYperen
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine

In brief: See your doctor

Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person.
He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

In brief: See your doctor

Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person.
He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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