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I broke the middle three metatarsals in my right foot just under 8 weeks ago, and had my follow-up appointment a few days ago. The doctor didn't do any X-rays but said the bones seemed to have healed as it didn't hurt when pressure was applied to the fracture site, and that I could start walking in normal shoes instead of the fracture boot. I wasn't referred for physio but I've been doing some exercises I found online, which has helped get back most of the flexibility in my foot. However, I'm still experiencing quite a bit of pain when walking to the point where it's making me limp. I'm fine moving my foot about while sitting and I can comfortably stand with my foot flat on the floor, but when I try to push off on my toes or roll forward in a normal heel-toe walking motion I get sharp aches and pains in a few spots in my foot - it seems to be mostly in the joints rather than the spot where the bones were actually broken. Is this normal, or should I call the fracture clinic and ask for a second opinion? All I seem to read online is stories from people who need multiple surgeries and never fully recover, and it's really getting me down.
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