Re: jones fracture

A Jones fracture is different from an avulsion type fracture of the base of the 5th metatarsal. HAve you had confirmation you have a Jones fracture? If so, then these have a historical high rate of not healing without surgery.

You should be either non weight bearing on crutches or at the very least immobilized in a cast boot until you have some reasonable explanation of the prognosis. I do not recommend you walking on this with the pain you describe.

While taking calcium is a good idea in general, it is not necessarily going to help you heal faster.

You did not indicate what country you are in but preferably see an orthopedist not a family doctor.

Good luck.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on August 24, 2004 at 22:10:40:

In Reply to: jones fracture posted by Laura on August 24, 2004 at 21:37:07:

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