What does this mean?
When I first put even slight weight on my almost healed right foot after not walking or standing, that foot pops/snaps/crunces behind the medial sesamoid region and/or also along the fifth metatarsal. I can definitely hear and/or feel this. There is no pain with the pop/snap/crunch.
I'm wondering if the fractured ends are doing this because the fractures healed with separated ends.
On July 4th, 2008, I stopped running due to extreme pain in right foot. As of today, 9/8/8, been wearing a podiatrist provided foot "boot" for 5 (3 more to go) weeks to treat 3 apparent stress fractures (as shown by an MRI):
1. medial sesamoid: (bone contusion, possible chronic mid body fracture or repetitive trauma to bipartite, enlarged, thick sclerotic periphery, effusion within the joint space)
2. fifth metatarsal: (bone contusion, oblique fracture at surgical neck; capitol fragment in good alignment no displacement, edema & inflammation)
3. third metatarsal: (minimal diffuse bone contusion with cortical thickening, possible previous fracture of proximal shaft well into healing)