Hello. I broke my 3rd metatarsal on my right foot in Feb. I went to the emergency room and was given a hard soled orthopedic shoe to wear and was told it would heal in 4-6 weeks because it was not a bad fracture. I told the doctor that I live on the 3rd floor and asked if bearing that much weight and climbing stairs would hinder the healing process but the doctor assured me that I would be fine. He advised me to follow up in 6 weeks.
I lost my job shortly after breaking my foot and no longer had health insurance. I have not been back to the doctor and 5 months later it still aches. I still cannot walk correctly and there is a slight pain when I walk for long distances.
Based on what I have written, do you know what could possibly be wrong? Is it just healing slow or will I need surgery? I read that surgery is not performed often on the 3rd metatarsal. I was just wondering what are some of the possibilities of what may be going on? I was very active before but now I have gained weight. I am anxious to resume normal activities.
Thanks for your help!!