5th metatarsal break- shooting pains in leg.

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Hi, I fractured my 5th metatarsal in left foot x6 days ago.

Wearing hard soled boot during day. Avoiding weight bear, using crutches.

My question is - I've been having some shooting sharp pains in my left leg. It is so sharp it wakes me up.

Has any one else experienced this?

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    You didn't get a boot?

    I did and was told to sleep in it.

    I would assume too much movement is aggravating the break and/or the tendon and ligament damage that goes with it. I am no doctor, but I have researched alot since I broke mine since the doctorS weren't very helpful regarding what I should do.

    Just remember - no weight means NO WEIGHT!

    If you are only wearing that uncomfortable splint shoe, ask about a boot that stabilized your foot and ankle. Uncomfortable also but much more protective and helpful.

    I have an appointment in a couple hours will be back with my nee knowldege

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      Hi, thanks for your reply.

      I have got a support boot - under the knee with hard sole, valcro straps. They said not to sleep in it. And That I can put foot down/walk on the boot but with crutches, not fully weight bear. They said to be guided by the pain and can move into a trainer if ok in x4-6 weeks.

      I've kept it raised as much as possible. In bed I rest it on a pillow. I wear the boot through the day.

      I've had the shooting/sharp pain 3/4 times now but first time in the night.

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    Vicki , I would call your Dr or go to the er just to get the right infomation . 8 day's ago fractured my left foot displaced fifth metatarsal I don't know as of yet what kind it is . I see the ortho next Thur . I have no pain but I do feel a little pulling in the spot it's broke i guess when I lift the boot to get up to do something ,But while resting I am pain I am hoping no surgery I see what the drs say's I can tell you 2 day's after my boot felt loose i went back to the ER they said it was ok i felt my foot slipping up the boot at the heal area . I am trying to stay up beat until next week to see where i go from here .Call your dr to relieve your fears .hugs baily hope u feel better soonsmile
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    I on week 8 with 5th metatarsal I was on prescribed pain relief taken regular for first 2 weeks by week 3 I had stopped them altogether. I wear aircast boot night and day for first 6 week's. I still wear boot night and day but allowed to take boot off twice a day to exercise ankle to prevent it going stiff.boot gives good support but very uncomfortable and heavy Catherine
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