Just wondering if any one could just confirm if my pain is normal?
3 weeks ago I broke the base of my 5th metertarsel wearing heels, not something i reguarly do as i normally wear trainers, but it was boxing day I was in a temp cast for a week then an aircast for the last 2 weeks, I have another 3 weeks left in it.
For the last week and a half I have had lots of pain in the area of my break and under my foot under my toes. Also my ankle is quite sore, my ankle doesn't bother me as much as the break area and under my toes
No, usually, fractures gradually decrease in pain, as time goes on. By three weeks, there should be enough callus formation to make the bone ends "sticky", and thus not be moving around.
If you have increased your activity recently, that could cause some increased discomfort in the soft tissues around the fracture site.
The ankle discomfort is probably coming from the ankle being immobilized. If you are allowed to do so, you may want to take the fracture brace off and do ankle range of motion. But, do this only if allowed by the surgeon.
However, you really should not be having a lot more pain directly at the fracture site, it in fact, should be decreasing. So, you may want to contact your orthopedic surgeon. He/she may need to do an x-ray, to see how the bone is healing. It may be that you are going on to a delayed union. Sometimes, with certain 5th metatarsal fractures, they just do not heal, and have to have surgery to be fixed with a screw or plate/screws.
So, again, if your pain is significant or increasing, you may want to contact your surgeon. Good luck.