Re: 5th metatarsal break - cast type
I would have to think that any responsible doctor would have given instructions as to whether or not, if and/or when weight-bearing was to be allowed, and any reasonable patient, having not been supplied with that information would have immediately asked the doctor, especially if both crutches and a shoe were dispensed. But REALLY folks don't you and your doctors have telephones . . a modern device, according to my understanding and belief, which allows for direct remote conversations between two or more parties and which is a much better way for obtaining information than from posting on the Internet to a third unknown party who has neither the knowledge of the case nor responsibility to the patient. The question at hand should not be whether it is POSSIBLE to walk on such a cast, but whether it is prudent based on the medical situation to do so. That, my dear questioner, is the purview of the attending doctor, and if you desire optimum results, methinks it would be best not to rely in any fashion on a decision made by someone who does not know you or your case. Not only is there not a one-answer-fits-all handbook, but any advice other than that which I just gave you would be highly inappropriate coming from a doctor who does not have any details of your case. Do you need your doc's phone number?
Last edited by FootDoc; 25th August 2010 at 03:57 PM.