Jones Break 5th Metatarsal

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I shattered the tip of my 5th metatarsal/Jones break on my right foot 5 1/2 months ago. I had a car accident, pressing on the brake/impact broke and slightly displaced my 5th metatarsal and shattered the tip. Worst break of this type my Dr has ever seen. There was no way to do surgery, nothing to screw into with all the pieces on the tip of the bone just fragments. My best bet was a 2 month cast NWB, air cast walking boot (heal only), progressing to walking on the boot. Dr ordered a bone stimulator at 91 days in and I have seen more healing since then. Hoping for a shoe for Christmas. Dr said we'all do something different at the 6 month visit. Dr said I may not ever be 100% pain free. My big concern is I have a type of feeling in my fore foot that feels like a flipping of a rubber band when I flex my foot, and a burning in the bottom half of my foot just where the heel starts. Has anyone else ever had this? Do you know what helps? And does it get better? This has been life changing for me and my whole family. Dr just let me start driving again. Changing from boot to shoe while driving when I need to. Nice to not have to depend on someone to drive me all the time.

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    Was the metatarsal head removed? or were all the pieces left in place?

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      They were left in place. Several doctors thought it would be my best outcome since they were together and mostly lined up with my bone. They said there was nothing a plate or screw could even attach to. The shattered tip has gown together, and is starting to grow to the bone. But there will always be a notch toward the outside of the bone (like a sideways v that will never fill in). 
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    perhaps the plantar fascia which runs from the heel to the base of the toes.

    For temporary shoes, you might consider Crocs

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    perhaps the plantar fascia which runs from the heel to the base of the toes.

    For temporary shoes, you might consider Crocs

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    Tomorrow is my 6 month appointment. Hoping to get rid of this air cast boot and move to a shoe. I do have a pair of croc specialists for around the house if he plays it. But I really want a shoe for daily wear. He says we will do something different at this appointment. He knows I am getting very impatient. Foot still has those feelings like a rubber band flipping it and burning. Maybe I damaged the planter fascia when I had my accident. I might go a couple days where it's not a problem, and then have it bother me non stop for a week. I am starting to wonder if my foot will ever be right again.

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