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I'm hoping I made the right decision. I broke my 5th metatarsal 1 week ago. My dr put me in a cast splint until the swelling went down then said I needed a fiberglass cast.
I did really well staying off of my foot while it was in the cast splint but it drove me crazy that I couldn't take it off. It was so sweaty and I just knew I'd lose my mind if I had to do that for 5 more weeks.
After researching on line, I realized I could use an air cast to keep my foot immobilized. My doctor didn't like this idea even though I would not be walking on it. She basically said that if she didn't cast me, I would walk on it and it wouldn't heal. I want it to heal of course so I won't be walking on it. I just need to "air out" occasionally . I'm sleeping in the aircast and I even have a second air cast that I will use in the shower.
Now I'm worried - could there possibly be another reason to have a fiberglass cast?
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