Re: 5th Metatarsal fracture of the foot

^weeks ago I fell and fractured the 5th Metatarsal I was place in a cast up to my knee i have just had the cast off the surgeon wants to see me in one month asked him about physio he said no just give it death i am 58 very active and fit I went to a physion who said just to try and walk but be careful I can walk but have no confisence and worry as my calf is swollen and ankle I was told by the hospital that this is normal as the muscles have not been in use for 6 weeks I am excercising but have to be careful will the swelling go down is this normal ? my physion gave me soft tissue massage can you please give me advice and should I still be using a crutch? thanks

Posted By jennifer Cubitt on April 01, 2006 at 23:26:07:

In Reply to: avulsion fracture of 5th metatarsal bone posted by shaneela on February 16, 2006 at 06:48:11:

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