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What is the best treatment for a broken left foot m#5, it is 1mth old break, I am in an airboot cast, with no relief & am still in pain? Please help!

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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry

In brief: Fractured foot

Im assuming m#5 is the 5th metatarsal.
Fractures of this metatarsal vary drastically...Metatarsal head, shaft and base fractures are all treated differently...Some can use an airboot ( which cannot be removed or fracture will rebreak ), non weight bearing casts, and surgery with fixation. Since, yours is a month old, and you are still in pain, i would recommend you see a specialist very soon.

In brief: Fractured foot

Im assuming m#5 is the 5th metatarsal.
Fractures of this metatarsal vary drastically...Metatarsal head, shaft and base fractures are all treated differently...Some can use an airboot ( which cannot be removed or fracture will rebreak ), non weight bearing casts, and surgery with fixation. Since, yours is a month old, and you are still in pain, i would recommend you see a specialist very soon.
Dr. Michael Wynn
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Re-evaluation

You need get evaluated by a doctor to determine if the bones are healing properly.

In brief: Re-evaluation

You need get evaluated by a doctor to determine if the bones are healing properly.
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
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