fractured 5th metatarsal

I fractured my 5th metatarsal 2 weeks ago last tuesday. I'm currently in a cast, but will be getting the cast off next tuesday for traveling purposes. I'm currently in a foreign country, so I'm a little skeptical of doctor's advice. The orthopedist I saw told me I'd have to be very careful because fractures of the part of the bone I fractured do not heal well. The fracture occured on the part of the metatarsal closest to the ankle. I want to know if this is true, and if it is, when do you think would be the appropriate time to start rehabilitating the foot and putting pressure on it. I need to rehab this injury as quickly as possible because I am training for a fall sport. Thank you.

Posted By Matt on June 14, 2002 at 02:52:14:

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