I had a 5th metatarsal jones fracture.And after the cast treatment I have pain and I cant walk.

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3 weeks ago I broke my 5th metatarsal bone while I was playing basketball.We went to the doctor and he made a cast.yesterday my cast went off and my doctor said that my broken bone healed but I still do have a tiny little crack,so he said that I should be carefull for 2 weeks.But he said that I can walk normally.Yesterday I couldnt walk.And today I have pain in the broken area.When I tried to move my feet it hurts.I want to move on with my life and go to school but I cant with this feet.What should I do? (By the way I am 14 years old)

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    I am afraid you did not get good medical care. Bones take 6 weeks to heal, period! This particular fracture takes longer. Did you go to an orthepedic surgeon? Please get another opinion.
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    Poor you at 14 yrs old!!

    I am much older than you but went straight to an orthopaedic surgeon.  It takes a long time to get this fracture healed. There is very little blood flow to that part of the bone so healing is slow. I can't imagine where your doctor is coming from - s/he is really waiting for miracles.  You should not be missing any school as there are good devices to help you. I had a rigid sandal which I picked up from the local hospital.  It served

    the purpose of keeping that part of my foot stable.  I didn't need to have plaster but did have crutches for 6 wks.  I worked full time through this - as a school principal!  You just need some very good advice from an appropriate doctor.  My guy was great.  I am in Australia where we have a pretty good health system.  Get the advice of an

    orthopaedic surgeon - many well meaning ED and GP doctors don't have the full

    picture. I wish you well and you will get over this - you have youth on your side.

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      Oh Fran, I am with you!! I am 68 and healed nicely by a foot orthopedic doctor. Did have a screw put in but all went well and fast. 4 weeks NWB then 4 in the hard sandal you had then, good to do what I wanted!!!
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    You should move, and put force on it (because Doctor have told you that) so in order to have Range Of Motion back, You should start moving and put weight and so force on it.
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    After being in a cast, your muscles and foot will be soree from being stuck in that position for a long period of time. 

    Start gradually moving your foot and putting a little weight on it. Do not do too much at once. 

    if it continues to hurt or gets worse contact your doctor. 

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