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Fifth Metatarsal Fracture

The fifth metatarsal fracture involves the fifth metatarsal bone which is nothing but a bone that connects the little toe to the ankle joint. It is a fracture of very common occurrence. The bone lies on the outer edge of the foot and is prone to fracture with sports activities and other injuries. It may need immobilization, stabilization, and sometimes surgical correction for mending.

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I have had pain in my foot when I separate my pinky toe from others. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last four days, I have had pain in the side of my right foot. It hurts when I walk, when I am standing, when I separate my pinky toe from the others, and when I press the bottom of my foot on the side. It used to have some bruising, but that has mostly gone away. It sometimes feel...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your detailed description of the issues. Most likely, you have a fracture of the little toe or last metatarsal. You need to get an X-ray of the foot, to be sure of the diagnosis and to plan proper treatment. By the time you get an X-ray, please avoi...  Read Full »

I have a fracture in the fifth metatarsal bone of my left foot. Should I get a plaster done?

Query: Hello doctor, My fifth metatarsal bone of the left foot is fractured. I do not have any pain, but there is slight swelling. Can I have a plaster?  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your attached X-ray (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and you have got a fracture of the distal shaft of the fifth metatarsal bone. It seems to be at its place and not displaced greatly. These fractures usually do not require surg...  Read Full »

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