5th metatarsal fx

Dear Dr. My 10 yr. old recently stepped on a tennis ball while running and to no avail fractured his 5th metatarsal. The E.R. Dr. said it was a clean small chip off the bone, gave him a soft cast and crutches and said to see an ortho the following morning. She told me they may or may not cast it due to the inseverity of the break. We saw the ortho Dr. next morning , he casted the foot gave him a walking shoe and said see you in 3 weeks. Here's our dilema, My son is an All-star pitcher for his little league team. They will possibly be going to the state tournament in 1 week. What are the possibilities of the cast coming off 1 week early and him playing? I have searched for any type of foot guard online but have found nothing. Would taping it be any help?

Posted By Baseball Mom on July 16, 2005 at 16:43:34:

This soft padded night splint with contoured posterior shell provides passive dorsi flexion to address plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. Shipped with toe wedge for additional stretch on plantar facia.

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