What you doctor has discussed with you is considered a standard of care for a Jones fracture, whether it is an orthopediat or podiatrist saying it. As far as your choice of who treats you. Podiatrists are foot specialists. Orthopedists who do general orthopedics have little training in the foot relative to the rest of the body. There are some orthopedists who do specialize in the foot and ankle. There certainly is overlap in this area. In summary, you should be comfortable with whoever treats you, understand it won't be a picnic.
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