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Jones Fracture

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by sherry, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. sherry

    sherry New Member


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    I am 48 and have a jones fracture.
    On Sunday, Aug 11th I rolled my ankle and thought I just had a sprain. I stayed home from work on Monday and went to work on Tuesday morning with my foot wrapped and used a cane to get around. Tuesday afternoon finally went to the doctor who took X-rays and told me that it was a Non-Displaced Jones fracture. He had put me in a knee-high boot and advised NWB. So I hobbled around on crutches until Thursday the day I was to see the specialist. After a short visit with the specialist, I was told that with crutches I could walk with the boot on. I have experienced little to no pain other than the day I broke the foot. I was given some strong pain meds but I have only taken 2 since Aug 11th. I told the foot doctor I was not interested in surgery and wanted to try to avoid it. He advised that I start taking calcium and Vitamine D and to rest the foot as much as I could.

    The worst part of all of this is trying to sleep in the Boot I spend an hour just trying to get comfortable when I go to bed. After the specialist, Like most, I went searching for information on my type of fracture and quickly became discouraged when I read all the stories of non-union and long term healing. So I began to research what more I could do to heal my foot. I found a listing of the best foods to eat and off we went with our shopping list. Also what other supplements I should take.

    We went back to the foot specialist on Aug 29th They took a new set of X-rays and as he reviewed them with us he seemed a little shocked. Making the statment I have never seen a jones fracture so perfectly aligned. He kept staring at the x-rays and examining them. I asked if he could tell if there was any healing and he said because of the perfect alignment he could not. But that there was a little fuzziness on the xray at the bottom edge of the bone and that may be a sign of the beginning of some healing. So we go back to see him again in a few days Sept 12th. And I am hoping that we will have some progress we will be 33 days into this at that point. Keeping my fingers crossed for some good news.
     
  2. rose girl

    rose girl New Member

    Do you have any update on your injury? I, too, suffered a Jones fracture that was not displaced at all. I have been NWB in a boot for what will be 8 weeks when I go back next week. There has been healing but not enough to put weight on it according to the doctors. Hoping that will change soon! I hope yours is doing well.
     
  3. sherry

    sherry New Member

    Sept 12th I went for a followup visit and was 75% healed. The doctor told me I could ditch the walking boot and released me. But I still wrapped my foot in an ace bandage and wore tennis shoes up until today. Today I finally put on a pair of dress shoes.

    I was determined to heal as quickly as possible I wore my boot 24/7 only removing it for a few minutes after showers to re-wrap the ace bandage I had on with the boot. My Doctor advised that I walk with the walking boot he gave me and crutches. Which I did I feel like maybe it helped get some blood flow through that area. I ate a ton of red meat for the first 3 weeks. And took D3 and Calcium supplements every day. I also ate lots of leafy greens some of which I had to choke down but if it helped I was going to eat them. Ate a lot of protein bars as well. I am not sure what worked but I must have been doing something right. I elevated my foot each night while I slept it helped with the swelling.

    I wish you a speedy recovery.
     
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