Mid Shaft Fracture/5th Metatarsal..Experiences?

Hey,
About 3 weeks ago I suffered a mid shaft fracture to my 5th metatarsal. The break doesn't go all the way through, but it is pretty wide and V-shaped. So I've been using a cast boot to walk in. Anyways, Yesterday I went to the doc and he told me to start walking around on it normally, removing the boot. Well I tried doing that but it is pretty painful when I try to "push off" (go through the normal walking motion) I realize that in general the doc knows what he's talking about but I'm nervous that if I walk on it I will rebreak the bone or it won't heal right...I am thinking about walking on it a little each day but even that has me nervous...

Any suggestions/advice/experience?

Thanks,
reg

Posted By Reg on April 21, 2005 at 00:45:49:

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