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Broken 2nd Metatarsal Recovery Time? Quicken?

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Old 01-07-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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Broken 2nd Metatarsal Recovery Time? Quicken?

I cleanly broke my 2nd metatarsal skateboarding less than a week ago. The next day I was put in a temporary cast and now I am wearing a boot (Post Op Shoe as the doc called it). I was wondering if anybody knows how to quicken the healing time and an approximate time of recovery these usually take.
Also, my whole foot has been pretty swollen ever since...Any ideas on how to get the swelling down??
Thanks for your help

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #2
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Re: Broken 2nd Metatarsal Recovery Time? Quicken?

I broke my 1st Metatarsal two weeks ago and am about 5 days post op. I know in general that upping your intake of vitamin D3, Calcium and Fish Oil supplements are all recommended with any fracture. Also, if you smoke at all quit immediately as smokers are at high risk for having a non union from fractures. Fresh pineapple is well known in Europe to speed the mending of fractures. Lastly, my surgeon says icing, elevating and absolutely no weight bearing for six weeks will make for a strong recovery.

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