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Pain after 4weeks cast(jones fracture)
I had a fractured metatarsal on 14March, 2017 as my foot twisted. After 4weeks of cast (one week complete bed rest and three weeks of regular movement) it was finally removed 4days ago. There is a bit of pain(tolerable) in the effected area. Mainly occurring when I walk a lot. I want to know by when can I be MEDICALLY FIT. I don't want a problem in the same location yet again, so how can I make the bone strong enough. I have to do a lot of physical work and avoiding it is not an option, which then increases the chances of a more severe crack in the same metatarsal. Kindly guide me, I'm 21 at present. P.S. - should I put an ice bag on my foot or soak it in warm water, totally confused about it.
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Why was the cast removed after 4 weeks and not 6weeks?Also since there is no xray to see, can't comment on the fracture type.
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See your surgeon again if you have pain or take a 2nd opinion after getting a fresh xray.
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For fitness the fracture has to heal completely. Your doc will answer u better and is beyond the scope of this practo query page.
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