metatarsal fracture


I fractured the 3rd and 4th metatarsals of my left foot in a twisting fall. I was in a fiberglass cast for about 4 weeks, then it was removed this past Thursday (4 days ago) and the doctor said I should start walking as much as possible. It is still very swollen, to the point that I can only wear a loose sandal, and I am having an increasingly hard time putting my weight on it. It has gotten to the point that I am using one of my crutches now because it hurts too much to bear full weight. I'm thinking I should call the doctor back - is this part of the normal healing process?



Posted By Kathy on May 30, 2004 at 23:19:43:

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