I fell in my yard 5 weeks ago, and really thought I had just bruised or pulled something in my foot. Could'nt put any pressure on it for 2 weeks and after that used my heel to walk until I could use it a little with limping. Well, 5 weeks later, with my mothers urging, I go to the Doctor. He did xrays, and there,clear as day was a complete break. It is displaced a little and the Doctor said it had not even started to heal yet. He said it was too late for a cast and gave me one of those lovely shoes to wear for 3 weeks till I come back for another xray. He talked about Surgery as a last resort, but it was so hard to read him. I could tell by the look on his face he thought I was an iddiot for not coming sooner. Can anyone explain to me why it would be "too late for a cast" or "too late for it too heal"? I got the feeling he just didn't want to tell me my foot was @#$%&*. He also said I only had to use the shoe for walking, but don't you move it around at night when sleeping? Im so confused and he answered my question's like it was a top secret matter.
Thank You in advance for any help,