I broke the base of my 5th metatarsal in a transverse fracture, 4mm displaced, running close to but not into the space between the 4th and 5th met. A non-Jones fracture I've been told. It's now 9 weeks and only minimal healing. I was pretty much NWB for 4 weeks, then started WB but foot is extremely sore. Was taken out of a fiberglass cast at 6 weeks, put into an aircast, PWB.
I still have soreness at the 5th met fracture site, still have bruising all along the outside of my foot, but also extreme soreness and pain behind the 5th met, right where the cuboid bone would be.
Is it possible that after 4 x-rays that I have a cuboid fracture or would that have shown up? If it's not a fracture, it is possible I've done something to the tendon? I broke my 5th met in an inversion of the ankle where my ankle bone was actually touching the ground and I couldn't straighten my foot (stepped in a hole).
My foot and ankle on the lateral side are swollen and stiff still, but the extreme soreness is very localized to just in front of the heel and before the base of the 5th met.
I think I am going to be referred to an ortho surgeon as I've had only "slight" healing according to radiologist reports, plus the soreness, still after 9 weeks.
I am doing ROM exercises with my ankle, and can move it back and forth OK but can't do too many or it hurts. Can barely move it side to side though and when I do, my outer three toes feel like they've turned to wood and almost feel numb.