Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

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Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Post by chunky butt » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:35 pm

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Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Post by Misti » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:25 pm

Carefully? Use pain as your guide? Maybe wear dirtbike boots or something that will hold your foot in place better and provide more protection and support? I hope it heals up nicely for you!

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Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Post by Geecee68 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:51 pm

4 days later and it aches a bit at the end of the day but can't say it really hurts. Same goes for the swelling, nothing in the morning, but if I'm up for an extended time it swells. Managed to get it in a bike boot today without any big issues. Rainbow bruising as you'd expect.

Many thanks for all of the above advice, and particularly for the total lack of "Don't ride and stay at home" which I'm getting plenty of from the Missus.

I've had this trip planned for almost a year. Was cancelled in June due to lock down, and after the year I've had even if I had my leg off I'd be going.

Worst case is I get going and its a no go and I head back. Best case is I get there and do easy wide flat ish trails and R&R in between.

Finally - Any recommendations for MX boots that are built like ski boots would be welcomed.

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Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Post by Tramp » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:20 pm

Ride safe and have a enjoyable trip... Take plenty of 400mg ibuprophen to keep sweeping down...

But that's the body saying your a bloody idiot for going lol..

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Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Post by sledgegreen » Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:59 pm

Misti wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Carefully? Use pain as your guide? Maybe wear dirtbike boots or something that will hold your foot in place better and provide more protection and support? I hope it heals up nicely for you!
I was having exactly the same thoughts as I read this. Wear boots which will offer maximum support, and if it hurts too much, ease off.

One thing to consider is what happens if you end up in an emergency braking situation? Will stamping on the brake cause such extreme pain that it makes controlling the bike difficult?

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