acute fifth metatarsal fracture and pain one year later!
I sustained an acute fracture (with minimal bone displacement)to my fifth metatrasal a year ago.
In Jan. It began to hurt like crazy, with excruiating pain in my toes–not to mention magnifying a heel spur.
It was a worker’s comp., and their answer was that the place was healed, the toe pain was metatarsalgia, and I should get orthodics (sp.?).
It took them so long to fit me, however, that I visited a podiatrist on my own.
He said I have Morton’s neurome, gave me cortizone shots there and in my bone spurs, said the original fracture was not healed and that I should go back to the other dr, which I did today.
They were no help at all, insisting that the x-ray “looks better than in Feb., I have metarsalgia, and I need orthodics,” which they MIGHT pay for.
Meanwhile, the fractured place throbs with every heartbeat, the toes hurt, the bone spur hurts, and the pain creeps up my leg.
I CAN HARDLY WALK!
From whom should seek help?
Sports medicine? Neurologist?
A witch doctor??
I’m desperate, and no one seems to realize how much pain I’m in.