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Broke 5th Metatarsal 4 days ago. Can I go on a trip and take taxi here and there but not walk so much. In other words, minimal walking but some getting around from point A to B?
Wearing boot, is it normal to have some discomfort when weight bearing?
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why don't you purchase a knee scooter and go everywhere. .
Hello.....ah, what does your doctor tell you?? I was put in a boot in the ER and thought it was great. I had no pain after about 3-4 days and even walked without the boot during the night. Then I went to a follow up with an Orthopedist a week later. Grrr. I ended up in a non weight bearing cast for the next 4 weeks and was told that I must be NWB for the 5th metatarsal "Jones" fracture to heal! I rented a knee scooter and it was great but steps were an issue as was getting the heavy scooter clapsed and lifted into a car. Good luck. You were told, weren't you, that a Jones fracture is hard to heal because of the lack of a good blood supply to the area? Age too. Hope you are young.
I'm a young 70 and just loved it when my Orthopedist said NWB cast and "You're not 20 anymore". I don't know about your type of fracture maybe it's easier to heal than a Jones. Perhaps you will hear good news after your ortho appointment. Let us know. After the cast I was in a high boot day and night for another 4 weeks followed by PT. While you are waiting for ortho I would recommend following the RICE protocol. The boot will provide the compression. Forget about the ice. Rest with your foot elevated as much as possible and take OTC pain meds. I even slept with my foot elevated. I wanted to recover ASAP or sooner. I had no past experience with a broken bone and I was NOT happy! I know just how you feel. How did your fracture happen? You will get through this but I'm afraid it takes longer than one would wish. My break was 9 months ago and I am back to doing everything as before my fracture except for 1 day of multi step aerobics. I have substituted zumba but I'm no good at it so I just keep moving. No moving for you yet. Really, get a good book and rest with that foot up every minute that you can. My friends would visit and bring nice conversation and a latte and I would been in a recliner with my foot up on 3 big pillows. I hope you hear from others with your type of fracture. Good luck.
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