Re: 5th metatarsal

If your fracture has not healed, I would not recommend a shoe yet. I would want to see bone callus. I do not strictly adhere to the notion that all fractures heal in 6 weeks.

As far as a hiking shoe vs. a street hiker, there are differences, just as there are differences in a car that costs half what another does.

The more expensive shoe will have a very rigid supportive sole where the cheaper may be too flexible. Having said that, when you buy the hiking boot, you should get it at the end of the day when the foot is most swollen. It is helpful to have someone who knows the product fit you.

You might want to clarify with your doctor if your foot is really healed enough for this at this time.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on August 21, 2004 at 20:34:07:

In Reply to: 5th metatarsal posted by Debbie on August 20, 2004 at 12:16:23:

Ankle braces go on fast and the athlete does the applying so there is no waiting in line to be taped. Super easy strap adjustment for a custom fit with solid ankle support.

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