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foot problems....can it be corrected!?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by spiderneome, Jan 16, 2018.

  1. spiderneome

    spiderneome New Member

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    hey guys n' gals

    i broke my 5th metatarsal in my left foot back in 2011. it was a gnarly spiral fracture. it broke june 16, and by september the "surgeon" stated to ditch the crutches, the air cast and start walking and weight bearing once again on it. he didn't want to do any pin surguries as he claimed it was healing well, and that it wouldn't be nessecary. well, i'd like to thinkk i'm a fairly active person. so, i began hunting (bigtime passion i have), i swim, and am on my feet constantly for work. i know there's complications with broken bones, but lately, and during weather changes i've noticed my foot has been acting up. the nurse practitioner said i should get an xray to see if there was anything wrong. well, as you can see by the xray, you can definately tell where the spiral break was, and i now know why i'm having foot problems. i feel if he had pinned it, there wouldn't be an issue with my foot now. unfortunately, i live day to day with pain, numbness in my foot and i walk like a cripple each morning to get myself going.
    not too sure if anyone on here has had the surgury, or a surgury after it's healed, but, is this something that could be rectified? or am i stuck living with the grief and pain that is? not seeking medical advice, just looking for opinions...
    and yes, i'm pretty ticked at the hospital i went to....long and short of it, they initially gave me an aircast too big for my foot, wore it for 2 weeks when i had to ask for another one, and the "surgeon" was a shoulder guy not specializing in feet...
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Active Member

    My best suggestion is get to a physical therapist experienced in manipulation and mobilizations.

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