Strees Fracture - Soccer Player - 3rd metatarsal - need advise
I felt some pain from playing soccer no the top of my foot. The Dr. said it was the "START" of a stress fracture on my 3rd metatarsal.
I have been off the foot for 4 weeks. In a boot for 2 weeks. I feel no pain walking, so i took the boot off. The dr didn't seem like it was a big deal(he knows I'm an athlete and he didn't even recommend the BOOT - my friend gave it to me and the dr. said yeah go ahead use it) , but everywhere I read online I hear horror stories with this type of fracture. Since I'm a soccer player, bike riding as an alternative sport is out of the question. Especially since I make money with soccer as a Player/coach etc.
Should I expect months and years without playing? My coach says this is somewhat normal and has happened to many of his athletes. He says I don't have time to wait 3 months to be 100%. He said after Friday I should start playing at least at 40-50%!?!?
I have been taking potassium, Gingko bilboa, Viamin D, and Calcium and Glucosamine pills. I do stretching, messages and heat therapy.
It's odd because my foot never hurt day by day. Only hurt after practice....
What should be expected? I see the Dr Friday what should I ask him?
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