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I fractured my fifth metatarsal 4 weeks back when I was walking and rolled my foot on an uneven surface. Like most of us, googled up and learnt bit and pieces about my condition. Now I am that on the healing curve, thought its worthwhile to share my experience. I saw my GP straight away, had an Xray done to confirm. Was sent home with just a bandage and no crutches (sounds ridiculous that my GP didn't recommend crutches). Googled up to find that this fracture causes lot of inconvenience and may require surgery. Next day I was off to my GP again (thankfully, he put me on crutches this time) and got a referral for a Foot surgeon and luckily got an appt three days later. The surgeon put me on moon boots with compression stockings and advised non WB for a couple of weeks. In the third week I was advised to partial WB as much as I could. Had my next appt in my fourth week with WB Xray and things are looking ok. I was advised to go off crutches and here I am now walking on my feet again after a month although with the heavy boots which will stay with me for another four weeks.
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