5th metatarsal fracture
July 22 I broke the 5th metatarsal bone.
I walked on it for two weeks before I went to a Dr.
It is not a Jones fracture, the displaced fracture is about midbone.
I was put in a walking cast and told I could take it off at night.
I wasn’t told NOT to walk on it so I have walked on the cast since the beginning ( have used a crutch).
I have had it on for 6 weeks.
My x-rays this morning showed minimal healing.
I am to wear the cast for another 4 weeks and then come back for more x-rays.
I asked if I could still walk on the cast and was told I could.
I am a 63 year old female and am wondering what my chances are that this break will heal on it’s own.
I might add, the bones did seem to be more in alignment than they were when they were first x-rayed.