fractured metatorsal lttle toe

I fractured my foot while trveling in Kansas and drove back to Dallas to the Er where they took x-rays and sent to a doctor there, I had 3 cast on while there and then they sent me home with a boot and said the x-rays showed it was healing slowly. It has been going on the 7 week now and I still don’t feel up to par it still is swelling up and the other foot that I sprang at the same time has a lot of pain under the instep.
I don”t know if I should fly back to Dallas or try to find someone to look at it here,is it ok to fly again with the swelling, should I try to walk on it, do I need to move around more on it, all I do is lay down, and don’t move it. my legs hurt too from not moving them. How long does it take for the swelling to subsideshould I be worried? what can I do to help the swelling to go down? Tahnk you. Joanie

1 Comment found

    Vivian Abrams DPM

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    I am not sure what you fractured. I also am not sure what position the bone is in. Whether you should see a doctor here or there may be decided by your health insurance plan (if you have one)You would need to check with them. Ultimately the decision is yours but realize you might have to pay out of pocket. I certainly recommend you get another evaluation of your foot by a podiatrist or orthopedist. As far as flying- you will swell more with an injury. This is very likely. Keeping it up on a seat will net do much.


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