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julie

after 8 wks i have been told i have fractured my 2nd metatarsel,it is still swollen and hurts ,i would have thought it would have heeled by now even if i have been walking on it
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Avatar_n_tn
  hello,
              it appears u r fracture has either ot united or is malunited...get a x-ray of ur foot to confirm
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  hello,
              it appears u r fracture has either ot united or is malunited...get a x-ray of ur foot to confirm
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Avatar_dr_m_tn
Hello!

It is important for you to wear a cast or boot and follow complete immobilisation of your affected foot for 3-4 months for proper fracture healing.

It is important that after you get your scans done you have to follow with a foot specialist or an orthopedician.

Take care!
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thank you for your reply,i saw consultant tuesday,he said the swelling was from the fracture heeling and that walking will help to heal ,he said it should have been in a cast for a month and then removed, he said the cast is for pain relief only not for heeling a stress fracture.
thankfully the swelling is going ,and just aches when i walk on it for a while.

thank you again for taking time to answer      
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