5th Metatarsal

After living with pain ranging from dull ache to sharp unbearable for the last 7 weeks I finally went to an orthapedic surgeon (I play basketball weekly and noticed the pain for the first time after playing on concrete). The x-ray was curious - the doc showed me what he called an "extra bone" adjacent to the base of my 5th metatarsal. He was figuring I loosened this bone up and it is rubbing against the 5th metatarsal resulting in pain. I'm in a cast for three weeks. Does this diagnosis seem reasonable, and is it possible that this extra bone will mobilize after a few weeks? Thanks in advance!

Posted By Rob Wattenberg on August 20, 2002 at 00:03:37:

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