This is an OT question, but since the group stays so busy with so many members, I thought I would try asking here. I broke my 5th metatarsal about 4 weeks ago. I am in a removable boot and have to use crutches. I had a lot of swelling at first, but of course it went down. The only spot I had swelling still was at the break spot. Yesterday was a regular day and last night I noticed my whole foot was swollen. Right now it is semi-painful with some extra swelling and it usually isn't in the morning. Is this something I should be concerned about? I have a doctors appointment on July 9th to get more X-rays, but should I address this before than? I dont want to be a worry wart but I am scared I'll end up having to have surgery. On my last X-ray I had a fairly large gap in the break and she was worried it wouldn't heal together. Aack! Ok, so I just wanted to see if anyone had any experience with this type of break.
I actually broke it exercising, so it is related to this board in a way, I would think lol. Thanks for any responses!
on Jul. 1, 2012 at 11:38 AM