5th metatarsal fracture

I fractured my 5th metatarsal about 5 weeks ago playing basketball. The doctor told me that it was a classic Jones break. After 3 weeks I got recasted and the dr. said it was healing quite quickly and would not require a screw which he warned me might happen. I am due to get my cast off in a week and was wondering if there are specfic exercises I could do for a quicker recovery. What kind of timeline can I expect to go back to playing baseball. I know basketball will be much longer.

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    i broke my 5th metatarsal jumping three steps of stairs about 5 weeks ago. I have a hard cast on and during the fourth week I was cruching around when I slipped losing my balance on my good leg smacking my casted foot on a concrete floor. immediatley I didn’t feel that much pain, but later in the night it throbbed a little, I ced it and everything feels normal agiain, but I want to know if I would of fractored my foot more so or damaged it ..would I know or am I just going to have to wait until I get x-rays?


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