5th metatarsal

I have a spiral break in the middle of my 5th metatarsal. I was given a air-walker (boot thing up to your knee) to wear, but since I was at home with my s this summer, I mainly stayed off my foot or hobble around with the flat shoe I got from the first Dr. I saw. 6 weeks later and it's still not healed (to me it didn't look different than the first x-ray.) I realize know that I maybe should have been walking on it, because it would have got some flowing down there.

The Dr. said I could wear hiking shoes now. They are fine to walk in, but I think I got a size too small for my hurt foot. It feels tingly all the time.

So I went to look for shoes that would maybe be the same, but maybe cheaper. I found some running shoes that look like they would give me the same support as the hiking shoes. Is there something I'm missing? They are 1/2 the price as hiking shoes. But I do want my bone to heal!!

THANKS!

Posted By Debbie on August 20, 2004 at 12:16:23:

Gently supports the ankle by providing controlled compression throughout the joint, while relieving pressure over the malleoli.

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