Dr Blake's comment:
Many cases of fourth metatarsal injuries are related to 2 factors:
- tendency to be too supinated with overload on the lateral side of the foot
- excessive looseness of the 5th metatarsal, so the weight goes onto the 4th met
- Attempt to create a protected weight bearing situation holding the pain between 0-2.
- Ice 2-3 minutes for 10-15 minutes the bottom of your foot
- With any bone injury, you have to consider your Vit D and Calcium intakes (may take a discussion with your internist.
- I love Kinesiotape circumferential taping for compression, stability, and lowering of the 5th metatarsal. You can also use Rocktape.