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It's not really a medical question, just some advice! I've fractured my 5th metatarsal in my left foot in two places and in my right foot I have a fractured 4th metatarsal! They are all stress fractures, not a clue how I did them!!
I have a CAM boot on the left foot and a front offloading shoe on the right, it's so hard to walk and I get exhausted and my whole leg hurts. I also suffer from an SI joint problem in my right side and I'm just in terrible pain all day. Are the boots worth all this hassle? Are stress fractures really that bad if left untreated?
I had one nurse who just told me to walk through the pain as they are only stress fractures, just walk! But by the time I hit The local urgent care I could barely walk without limping in severe pain.
I get told by one nurse to just walk through the pain and another says I need these boots and crutches, to help ease the pressure and get me better, am I being a baby making a fuss? Should I walk through the pain? Should I use walking aids? I got such conflicting answers at the hospital and I'm just fed up
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