Re: broken fifth metatarsel

As I can not see your foot, I can not comment on your situation specifically. It is not uncommon for these fractures to take severalmonths to heal. The discoloration is due to increased blood flow during the healing process. You should follow the advice the doctor who is treating you gave.

You will not be helping thisngs getting on this too soon. Hang in there, it will be annoying, but it will get better

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 22, 2006 at 12:58:35:

In Reply to: broken fifth metatarsel posted by Ellen on March 22, 2006 at 05:58:41:

Lined with soft fabric on both sides, this ~2mm thick SiliposŪ proprietary gel pad is an excellent cushion to help relieve the burning sensation and discomfort of the five metatarsal heads of the foot (the ball-of-foot) by protecting the ball of foot from repeated friction and abrasion with the shoes.

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