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On the 25th June I fractured my 5th metatarsal. It transpired that I had a stress fracture that gradually got worse and eventually popped when my ankle rolled. I immediately attended at the following week at the fracture clinic.
On attending the fracture clinic, I found the ortho unhelpful & more concerned in issuing me a daily injection to prevent DVT. No explanation about what type of break, but instructed to not weight bare but use the removable boot.
Over the proceeding 4 weeks leading upto the next clinic appointment, I religiously stuck to doctors orders only placing weight on my heel to balance. However a week before the next appointment I got fed up & gingerly walked around the house, but stuck with the boot & crutches when out and about.
31st June was my last appointment at the fracture clinic. I was re xrayed where I was informed by a different doc that I had a Jones' fracture in a location between the two blood supplies and as a result it had not made much progress with healing despite being able to walk pain free for the injury, however aches & pains for muscle loss etc.
the doc instructed me to wean myself off the boot & crutches over the next couple of weeks & return in 6 weeks time. On the plus side I was informed that I could drive, exercise (love cycling) and walk, but told not to run or spend too long on my feet.
i don't know whether this is a test to see if it improves through wolfs law(?) or a test to see if surgery is necessary.
Im finding the whole situation to be frustrating, I'm really active & want to be back to normal especially with work, however due to my injury I will remain on amended duties till I'm discharged.
Is is there light at the end of the tunnel? Or is it going to be a nightmare
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