Ask An Orthopedist: Foot Fracture

Calendar February 7, 2017

Question: What can I do to heal my avulsion fracture in my 5th metatarsal the fastest?

This will take 6-8 weeks to heal no matter what you do. You can’t speed up bone healing. There are a number of acceptable treatments for this – cast, fracture boot, hard-soled shoe. Until it heals you should not run, jump, pivot on the foot.

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