duration for cast

I twisted my foot and fractured the 5th metatarsal on 6/11/02. As I was on holiday, the doctor that I consulted only bandaged my foot and I had been walking on the injured foot with an aid of an umbrella. When I returned home, I went for an X'ray and was prescribed with a full cast and told not to bear weight for six weeks. Before the cast, I did not experience severe pain even though I walked on the injured foot. I would like to seek your advice whether it is necessary to be on non-weight for six weeks. The doctor did tell me that it is a 'long' fracture and is unstable. Thank you.

Posted By Jenny Yip on November 26, 2002 at 00:36:07:

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