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I'm after any kind of advice!!
Displaced 5th metatarsal spiral stating just under little toe joint going downwards. Dr confident it would heal without surgery as minimally displaced. Spent 4 weeks in a cast - Dr said to partial weight bare through heel however I wasn't confident in doing this so I kept it non weight baring.
Had X-ray Tuesday and seen a different Dr who said X-ray shown no healing yet however he took cast off had a poke and prode. As I didn't feel much pain he put me in a fixed boot and told me to weight bare through the heel and gradually build up to full weight bare in 2/3 weeks and to return in 4 weeks time.
I was initially made up to have the fixed boot as I can have a proper bath! And remove the boot to do little ankle movements (as directed by the nurse). But my foot is starting to hurt where the break is now and I'm scared I'm causing more damage? Surely if it's not showing any signs of healing on the X-ray it won't be ready to take any weight baring? Or am I just being overly cautious?
I'm considering paying to go private for a second opinion but obviously don't want to pay money of I'm just being daft?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated! I'm due to go abroad on holiday in 5 weeks and I've just been offered a new job so a speedy recovery is the main aim - if this includes pain I'll put up with it but not if I'm causing more damage.
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