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I have a shaft fifth metatarsal fracture which occurred on January 2018. It's going on 12 weeks now and there is no sign of healing. I am using the boot full time. I do not have any pain but I do get minor swelling if I walk on it for long periods of time. My doctor suggested I remove the boot and start wearing normal padded shoes and slowly start putting weight on the foot. My main concern is that my last X-ray shows no improvement from the X-ray taken on Day 1, so why am I being told to start walking on it? Wouldn't it cause complications to the healing process if I start putting weight on a fractured foot? Should I just push for the surgery at this point?
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