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Jones Fracture Xrays

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by rose girl, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. rose girl

    rose girl New Member

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    I suffered a jones fracture 3 weeks ago. Today I got a second X-ray the doctor said the fracture line is still there but looks more pronounced, which she said means there are just more cells around the fracture and it's a sign of healing. Is this true? I'm feeling so lost and down right now.
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Sorry, not quite sure what your dr meant by that. Could mean many different things. Hard to say any more with seeing the x-rays.
  3. Hanna

    Hanna New Member

    Are you in a cast or boot?
  4. rose girl

    rose girl New Member

    A boot. I went for my six week X-ray yesterday and was told two more weeks in it NWB. They still seemed concerned even though it looks so much better, to me at least. I would post a link to my x-rays but it's not letting me from here
  5. Hanna

    Hanna New Member

    What country do you live in? I was in a NWB cast for 2 weeks and it was to painful to walk on, then was told by my foot doctor that I could walk on it as much as I could, at the start it was painful but and i would walk with the boot and my foot just gradually got better.
    It's now 6 weeks since my fracture and my foot feels completely healed absolutely no pain I'm even almost back to running, I was skeptical about walking on it at first but it's all been well, I'm also taking caltrate tablets every morning.
    Mine was a true jones fracture of the 5th metatarsal I'm thinking countrys may be different in healing process. All the best with yours and i hope you heal
  6. rose girl

    rose girl New Member

    Thank you! I'm in the USA. It feels fine, no pain even when the doctor pushed pretty hard on it, I want to try walking but I'm so afraid to. I figure I'll just give it these two weeks and then I should for sure be able to walk on it. Have you got x-rays since you started walking on it? When did you lose the boot? I'm taking a few different vitamins and also using some comfrey cream on it. I want this all to be over with soon!!
  7. Hanna

    Hanna New Member

    I'm in Australia.
    I go back in 3 weeks to get new xrays, I pretty mu h started walking after the doctor told me I could, I was also scared but I was advised it would be completely ok by my doctor!! I would just put the boot on when my foot got sore about 2 weeks after I seen the doc I lost the boot completely and its been another 2 weeks and there is no pain and no issues walking so it's been 4 weeks since I seen the doctor
  8. Robzilla711

    Robzilla711 Guest

    After a couple of weeks the fracture line will sometimes look worse, not better, due to damaged cells and calcium being scavenged from the break. Basically your body has to clean up the bone ends as it starts to repair them. She's right, it's a normal part of healing. Hopefully by now you're back on your feet. I remember how depressing this injury was when I had it.
  9. rose girl

    rose girl New Member

    I just replied to your post on my other thread. Unfortunately still not on my feet and yeah, it's been very very depressing. :/
  10. Les

    Les Guest

    I'm 8 weeks into a non displaced Jones Fracture. I felt discouraged after my 6 week X-ray showed fairly minimal improvement and I was advised to continue wearing the boot and to keep weight off the foot for 4 more weeks. Ugh! My salvations in this situation are rolling around on my all terrain KneeRover, swimming laps with a pull buoy, and judiciously using the weight machines at the Y. I've been doing a bit of heel walking but mostly getting around with the KneeRover and crutches. At this point I'm experiencing no pain but sometimes my foot turns an angry reddish color which is a disturbing reminder that all is not yet well.

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