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What is the correct treatment for a cracked metatarsal? My 85 year old mother fractured her metatarsal and was told by her doctor to wear tennis shoes and not to bear weight on it for a week? Shouldn’t it be casted?

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  1. There may be a reason the doctor recommended this. Sometimes, an elderly patient would have more difficulty with a cast than just staying off the are. I can not tell to what degree the bone is fractured and the position it is in. If you have concerns, I recommend you call the doctor and get answers.

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