Foot stress fracture metatarsal

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Avatar n tn I knew that walking barefoot was a problem in the same foot as I could feel stress in the base area of the 5th metatarsal. My podiatrist had little to offer other than don't walk barefoot. So until last year I managed the stress successfully with the orthotics. I beagn to notice the onset of infrequent stabbing pain in the same area. The pain would subside after a period of no-load.
Avatar n tn My sports doc sent me for an MRI because I have a history of stress fractures (previous stress fracture to femoral neck). MRI findings were subacute osteochondral injury & small incomplete, nondisplaces fracture to base of 2nd metatarsal, mild joint space narrowing to 2nd joint but no subluxation/dislocation. Small subacute osteochondral injury to lateral cuneiform. No damage to lisfranc/tarso ligaments. Referred to a podiatrist who performed weighbearing x-rays.
Avatar n tn I think I may have a metatarsal stress fracture. I looked up all the symptoms and they pretty describe it perfectly. Although, before I run out to a doctor, is there any way I could feel it? 'Cause right over where the pain is I feel this 'lump' and it's not on my other foot. Thanks for any advice you can give me.
Avatar m tn 7 months ago I was out running when my foot cracked, i didn't roll it or step on un-even ground. I put my foot down as i would any other time. After having an X-Ray, I was told I had a stress fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal, apparently a common injury for active people & military recruits. I am currently in the military and regularly exercise.
525545 tn?1293184794 Hi, Thanks for writing in. Jones fracture or dancer’s fracture is a fracture of the fifth metatarsal of the foot. The fifth metatarsal is at the base of the small toe, and the proximal end, where the Jones fracture occurs, is in the midportion of the foot. Patients who sustain a Jones fracture have pain over this middle/outside area of their foot, swelling, and difficulty walking.
Avatar n tn My stress fracture in my foot(4th metatarsal) occured in November 2009. Almost 14 months later, I am still in a lot of pain and cannot even think about running. I have always been an active person and an athlete and I'm about to go crazy! Initially, the stress fracture was not found because it was too small to show up on an Xray. I eventually had an MRI done and it found the fracture. I was put in a walking boot for 3 months, and then attemped weight bearing regular walking.
Avatar m tn How do I treat a fracture of the left 2nd metatarsal? I injured myself at work with excessive walking and climbing, I'm a letter carrier. I have been off work I and I used a cam boot walker for approx. 3 or 4 weeks. that helped initially but now I am not wearing anything on my foot. Is there anything I can do or wear to help speed up the healing process. I am a 44yr old female. I still have a significant amount of pain present that sometimes goes into my big toe.
Avatar m tn 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.
Avatar n tn Both required a titanium implant. 10 mths ago while working I stepped down wrong at work and ended up with a stress fracture of the 4th metatarsal. I returned to work and after 20 min of work felt a pop in my foot. I ended up with the 4th refractured and also the 5th. The first fracture was in November, second was in Feb. Then in April my foot wasn't healing correctly after being in a boot for yet another 6 wks. After x-rays it was found that even in the boot, the bones had not healed.
Avatar m tn During training I have been dealing with a particularly nasty pain in the area of my 5th metatarsal on the left foot. I have met with a podiatrist who x-rayed the area and said there was no fracture, but was unable to provide a definitive diagnosis (prescribed shoe inserts with metatarsal pads which have sometimes seemed to have relieved the pain and sometimes not (as well as adding some arch pain at times).
Avatar n tn My ankle is gets stiff (especially when I wake up in the mornings) and I cannot run by any means but I move around pretty good. My main area of pain is in the front of my foot (on the bottom ..ball of my foot toward the little toes).. Feels like a bruise or something. I was told by a friend of mine that it was probably a "bundle of nerves". Well whatever it is ... it hurts and it even causes bruising on the top of my foot. Will this ever go away?
Avatar n tn avoid any activity that may lead to repetitive stress; immobilize the affected foot; and the most important part is the follow-up care appointment with your doctor. Physical therapy, exercises and rehabilitation may be included in a schedule for return to normal activities. Recovery depends on the damage and which metatarsal bone is involved. It is important to apply ice and elevate the foot to minimize pain and swelling.
Avatar n tn My stress fracture in my foot(4th metatarsal) occured in November 2009. Almost 14 months later, I am still in a lot of pain and cannot even think about running. I have always been an active person and an athlete and I'm about to go crazy! Initially, the stress fracture was not found because it was too small to show up on an Xray. I eventually had an MRI done and it found the fracture. I was put in a walking boot for 3 months, and then attempted weight bearing regular walking.
Avatar f tn Hello! 1) As this is a stress fracture the orthopedician is trying to immobilize your leg by giving you the boot to see if the metatarsal fracture heals by itself. Any sign of positive healing can be known by an X-ray at the end of 4 weeks. If conservative treatment does not work out for you then he is suggesting of going with a surgery and putting a plate to heal your fracture and by this he is following a normal protocol.
Avatar f tn Hi, I'm 24, a former ballet dancer (stopped when I was 16) with a stress fracture in the second metatarsal of my right foot that has not healed after 3 years of treatment and a possible new stress fracture in my left foot from over compensating. Why is it that my feet aren't healing and keep fracturing? I don't do any strenuous exercising like running or jumping. I have had blood tests to rule out any diseases and vitamin deficiencies, and I am at a healthy weight of 140lb for my height 5'5.
Avatar f tn well, a few weeks back, i broke my 5th metatarsal in my left foot. they never set it, or anything for that matter after being at the hospital for several hours. the aircast i had was absoloutely no help, so 3 weeks, 2 sets of xrays, 1 at the ortho surgeon's fracture clinic, he put me into a fiberglass cast, and said for me to return in 2 more weeks, as the progression of the healing was non-existent at that point (surgeon's office was yesterday), and that it "should" heal.
Avatar f tn It hurts more when I walk on it, less when I take weigh off on it, but throbs when I lay down at night. I was starting to wonder if it was perhaps actually a stress fracture and not MS related pain. I thought that maybe since my muscles were so weak in that leg that maybe it was too much extra stress on my bones. I also have a high instep (high arches). I was reading that people with high arches are prone to stress fractures.
Avatar m tn Pain on top of foot without history of trauma, may be due to a stress fracture of a metatarsal bone. Another cause can be extensor tendonitis or inflammation of tendons that lead to the toes. Trauma and tight shoes and osteoarthritis are other causes. The spurs from osteoarthritis irritate the deep peroneal nerve. Gout a metabolic disease can cause pain across the top of the foot due to intense inflammation due to deposits of monosodium urate crystals in soft tissues and joints.
Avatar f tn Initial pain occured after running, bruised x 2 weeks. Went to PCP to rule out metatarsal stress fracture- x-rays clear on 2 occassions. I was put in a post-op boot to help keep pressure off and told to rest for 2 weeks. It has since been 9 weeks, and pain has radiated to other parts of foot and front of ankle. Also includes continuous "pins and needles" feeling. Pain oddly seems worse at rest.
Avatar f tn I was just diagnosed by a podiatrist with a stress fracture in my 4th metatarsal. I'd been having intermittent pain in the top of my foot on that metatarsal for the last 3 weeks or so (while running), I alleviated it for a bit by lacing my shoes differently, but it was always sore to the touch on top. Had just completed a marathon in late January, my training had reached 70-80 miles a week. I finally went to check on it at my podiatrist's.
Avatar m tn Yes, it would be advisable to seek a second opinion if you do not show signs of improvement. Any fracture/stress fracture/ligament tear/bone bruise in foot may take about 6-8 weeks to heal completely. Since you have crossed the time limit, maybe there is a ligament injury that was not caught or maybe the stress fracture has not healed. Another possibility is a dislocation of a foot bone. Please consult your doctor regarding these possibilities. Take care!
1017324 tn?1390940045 Hi! Foot pain on the top of the foot could be due to stress or hairline fracture of a metatarsal bone. Another possibility is tendonitis or inflammation of a tendon. Over-straining the foot as in running could be the cause. Foot pain can also be due to arthritis. Faulty foot wear is another cause: the top portion of the foot could be rubbing against the shoes. Since a confirmed diagnosis cannot be given on net please consult your doctor regarding this. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn When I ran cross-country in high school and college (7 and 6 years ago, respectively), I experienced 2 metatarsal stress fractures (one in each foot, subsequent years) and had low bone density (osteopenia) as a result of an eating disorder. I had been on fosamax for awhile, take calcium, and my weight is back to normal, so supposedly my bone density is fine now. I was also not running like I had in the past, but took regular walks and we blamed the pain on worn out tennis shoes.
Avatar f tn When I ran cross-country in high school and college (7 and 6 years ago, respectively), I experienced 2 metatarsal stress fractures (one in each foot, subsequent years) and had low bone density (osteopenia) as a result of an eating disorder. I had been on fosamax for awhile, take calcium, and my weight is back to normal, so supposedly my bone density is fine now. I was also not running like I had in the past, but took regular walks and we blamed the pain on worn out tennis shoes.
572651 tn?1531002957 My update - It is no surprise - I definitely have a stress fracture in my left foot - 3rd metatarsal if that means anything to you. I also have a rupture of the synovium on the 2nd metatarsal bone. That is the pocket of fluid that cushions the joint when we walk. For now my plan is to see if we can do a temporary patch job but the reality is eventually it will have to be surgically repaired .
Avatar n tn I stepped into a hole in my backyard and was found to have a Cuboid fracture of my left foot. An MRI showed excessive amount of fluid around the tendons in my foot that overlap the cuboid bone. I was unable to bear any weight for a week. I wore a walking boot for 2 months and then a permanent cast for 8 weeks. After it's removal I attended 2 weeks worth of PT. My range of motion got better but was still quite limited.
Avatar n tn I had a stress fracture in my foot 13 years ago and it never healed. I got it from running too much, I went from 60 miles per week to 100 miles per week. At that time, they told me cycling was a good way to keep fit. Recently I started cycling and the same foot is starting to hurt again. I have been doing a lot of hills, so there is a lot of force on that foot. Not good, will cut back on hills. I hate this! I like exercising. I wish someone could tell me how to fix this.