recovery from 5th metatarsal fracture
I fractured the base of the 5th metatarsal in my right foot about 7 weeks ago and was put into a removable cast (Aircast foam walker boot). One week ago, the doctor took more x-rays and said the fracture had healed and to slowly resume normal activity — no need for a soft brace, ace bandage, etc. for support, no PT needed, no specific exercises to rebuild strength. Once I got home, I tried walking on it and experienced quite a bit of pain. I called the doctor and he said to wear the cast when needed, but try to go without whenever possible. Now, one week later, I am still experiencing discomfort when walking. It almost feels like the bone will snap again if I put too much pressure on it. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!