fractured fifth metatarsal not healing

8 weeks ago I fractured the fifth metatarsal(closer to ankle than to my little toe) of my left foot. A cast was on for 4 weeks and I used crutches and a wheelchair to get around. When the cast came off my foot was still very swollen and painful. I then wore just a cast shoe and used one crutch and started physical therapy. Last week another x ray was done and it showed that no significant healing has taken place.The pain is still sharp if I flex or turn my foot in but I can stand on it flat without pain. There is also pain up closer to my little toe. If I have the option to wait longer for healing or to have surgery, what would your recommendation be? Thanks for any info.

Posted By Laura G. on July 20, 2005 at 22:44:30:

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