Re: Fractured tarsal bone

I think from your description you have a fracture of one of the sesamoid bones under the first metatrsal head. Most of the time, these heal in a non-union, but it is painless. Only occassionally does this condition require surgery.

As far as the immobilization, I use a cast boot on some of my patients. Others do ok with a Silipos universal gel pad. This is an excellent cushion.

You should discuss the problem you are having with your doctor. I can not tell you that it is better to limp. I think life is too short to limp.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on April 05, 2005 at 14:09:37:

In Reply to: Fractured tarsal bone posted by Miranda T. on April 03, 2005 at 23:17:26:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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