Recurring 5th metatarsal fracture

Recurring 5th metatarsal fracture
Two years ago I broke my left 5th metatarsal in 2 places. I was in a hurry and running in boots. I was in a cast for 4 weeks and a boot for 2 more weeks. Then, almost exactly a year later, I broke the 5th metarsal in my right foot. I was only in a boot for 6 weeks this time. My family is wanting to start jogging together but I am afraid that I will break a 5th metatarsal again. Should I start jogging and if i do, what should I do to help prevent breaking these bones again. Thank you again for your time.
Answer:
This Orthopedic Chicago Podiatrist located in West Loop 60661,Roscoe Village 60618, Ukranian Village 60622, Elmhurst 60126 & Bartlett 60103 says…
For your recurring 5th metatarsal fractures. Go see a good sports podiatrist-like the docs at AnkleNFootCenters for a gait and shoe gear evaluation & the biomechanical reason for your 5th metatarsal fractures. Sometimes custom orthotics http://anklenfoot.com/Orthotics/tabid/176/Default.aspx & or shoe modifications may help. https://chicagopodiatrist.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/making-strikes/
Hope this helps & Good Luck!

The Chicago Podiatrists of AnkleNFootCenters.com are specialists in orthopedics and sports medicine.
We are located in Chicago & Elmhurst

Dr George Tsatsos, Svetlana Zats, Dr Mariano Rivera, Dr Massard & Dr Kurtz
Podiatrist Chicago 60618 & 60622. Elmhurst 60126 Podiatrists
Board Certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery & Orthopedics
New South Loop Location-Chicago 60661

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