Re: 5th metatarsal not healing

If you are describing a Jones fracture, then it is very likely it will not heal. Of course, I can't be sure, as I have not seen you.

Assuming it is a Jones fracture, I would also have treated it conservatively as you have. There is a possibility it might have worked. Failing that, a surgery would then be indicated.

As far as who you should see, if you want a second opinion, that would be your choice. As a podiatrist and a specialist in the foot, we see and treat more foot problems than a general orthopedist does.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on October 01, 2005 at 16:11:15:

In Reply to: 5th metatarsal not heeling posted by Sunnie on September 29, 2005 at 23:18:23:

The proprietary gel also provides extra protective padding to help comfort the pain caused by metatarsal soreness. May be used for relieving the burning sensation under the metatarsal heads, calluses and tarsal fat pads.

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