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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for metatarsal fracture

Fully broke my 5th metatarsal about a week ago. Has been bearable up until now. Toes feel like theyre in constant spasm. And site of fracture is throbbing painfully. Feels sorta hot/cold numb tingly. Is this normal ?? I m really worried. First time ive broken a bone. Can t even sleep with the pain. Please help when you can :)
Thu, 10 Sep 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Broken metatarsal has to be treated with immobilization and controlled weight bearing. Tingling and numbness is not normal, it is suggestive of much swelling. Throbbing pain is normal due to fracture.kindly consult local orthopedician for proper treatment.
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