broken 5th metatarsal?

Three weeks ago I broke the 5 metatarsal bone in my foot. Went to tmy family Dr. and had x ray. Dr. taped foot, advised no pressure for 2 weeks, and re x ray. Had no pain or tenderness after a couple of days, still stayed on crutches. Second x ray showed absolutely no healing. My Dr. was stumped, and refered me to orthopedic surgeon, go next Tuesday. I remembered that about 30 years ago i ran over the same foot,causing the same pain and swelling as this time, only being a dumb kid i didn't do anything about it, just stayed off for a couple of days and limped around for several weeks. Could the break shown be damage that never healed correctly from the incident 30 years ago? I don't understand why it shows no healing, yet i have no pain or tenderness. Although I still use crutches religiously, I did attempt to put weight on the foot and felt no pain whatsoever. I have zero health problems, eat healthy (mostly), and don't understand why there has been no sigh of healing

Posted By jim on July 14, 2005 at 14:05:29:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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