fracture fifth metatarsil

I have fractured my left foot 5th metatarsil for the second time. My doctor said the first time, and again, this is fracture is not typically treated with a cast but rather a rigid sole boot. The first time I had a "delayed union," meaning it just didn't heal after 6 mos. The Doc put a screw in, took it out after 6 mos. and the bone was fully healted.
The latest fracture occured in a different place, the old fracture was fine. It happened while I was in France and two Doctors there were astonished that it wasn't put in a cast the first time.
Has anyone else been told that a metarsil fracture is not generally treated with a cast? It makes sense to me but everyone is/was astoninshed that i didnt have a cast.

Posted By Joseph on September 13, 2005 at 15:17:56:

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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