acute fifth metatarsal fracture and pain one year later!

I sustained an acute fracture (with minimal bone displacement)to my fifth metatrasal a year ago. In Jan.it began to hurt like crazy, with excruiating pain in my toes--not to mention magnifying a heel spur. It was a worker's comp., and their answer was that the place was healed, the toe pain was metatarsalgia, and I should get orthodics (sp.?). It took them so long to fit me, however, that I visited a podiatrist on my own. He said I have Morton's neurome, gave me cortizone shots there and in my bone spurs, said the original fracture was not healed and that I should go back to the other dr, which I did today. They were no help at all, insisting that the x-ray "looks better than in Feb., I have metarsalgia, and I need orthodics," which they MIGHT pay for. Meanwhile, the fractured place throbs with every heartbeat, the toes hurt, the bone spur hurts, and the pain creeps up my leg. I CAN HARDLY WALK! From whom should seek help? Sports medicine? Neurologist? A witch doctor?? I'm desperate, and no one seems to realize how much pain I'm in. PLEASE ADVISE!

Posted By Brenda Stoltzfus on June 02, 2005 at 23:57:39:

Worn daily for a few minutes to several hours, the night splint, over time has been clinically proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis and other overuse injuries of the lower leg.

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