broken fifth metatarsel

Hi, I live in Thailand at the moment, and I broke the base of my fifth metatarsel 6 weeks ago. The doctor I have seen doesn't speak much English so he didn't tell me if it was a Jone's fracture or an avulsion, but I could see from the x-ray that it was in that location. I was put in a cast immediately and now my new x-ray shows that the bone has just healed. It is still tender, but I am happy to see the progress because I have heard and read bad things about fractures in this area.

The doctor took off the cast and said 6 more weeks with crutches and only partial weight. Will it really take this long for me to walk again? I am a really active/athletic person so it is driving me nuts. Are there any suggestions you can give me for my healing process? Also, my foot still turns purple when it is not elevated and I am afraid to put any weight on it. What should I expect/be doing during the next few weeks? Thanks

Posted By Ellen on March 22, 2006 at 05:58:41:

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