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I fractured my 5th metatarsal four and half weeks ago. It was not displaced and not a Jones fracture. I went in today for my third follow up appointment. Today's x-rays showed that the fracture is filling in nicely. It wasn't completely filled in, but there was definitely new bone growth since my last appointment 2 weeks ago. My orthopedist said I should start walking in my air cast boot and crutches with minimal weight bearing today and work my way up to 100% weight bearing by the time I see him at my next appointment in two weeks.
In my elation about being able to begin the process of walking again, I completely forgot to ask him about range of motion exercises with my foot and ankle. My ankle is very weak after 4+ weeks in the boot. He squeezed my foot today and moved it around today and I was terrified that it was going to hurt, but it didn't hurt! What have others experienced with range of motion after a foot fracture? Should I be working on rotating my foot, flexing my foot and moving my toes over the next couple of weeks leading up to my next appointment?
Thanks in advance for your help!
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