fifth metatarsal fracture
I fractured my fifth metatarsal three weeks ago, in what appears to be an avulsion fracture.
It is slightly displaced, but the doctor said it probably wouldn’t require surgery.
He recommended I see him four weeks later to see how it is healing, and in the meantime gave me a walking boot and said I could put weight on it.
I am still experiencing some slight pain when putting weight on it, and I have bruising on my toes and slight swelling when I take the boot off.
Is this normal?
How long to avulsion fractures generally take to heal?
If it does not heal correctly, is it too late to surgically fix?