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Pain and swelling in foot. Little relief with aircast. History of fracture in metatarsal. Advice

Hi I am 48years old and fractured my 2nd and 3rd metatarsal on the 28th February. My doctor ordered that I start wearing sneakers and walk for half an hour putting a little weigth on the foot using 1 crutch and gradually without thee crutch. This was after 4 1/2 weeks in an aircast, I still feel pain on the top of the foot and there is still slight swelling if I saty too long with the sneaker on. I still use the air cast and can walk on the side of my foot but with little pain.

My conern is if I started too soon putting weight on the foot and is this going to be a long term injury due to my age.

Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The persistent pain and swelling in the foot even after the air cast needs a direct examination to rule out any big hematoma or infection in the area. Do avoid weight bearing for an early healing.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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