I broke my 5th metatarsal bone in my foot and doctor said I would be healed up in three weeks. I go to doctor this Tuesday They gave a walking boot .should I be wearing this thing when I sleep ? I have not been doing that! I still have some swelling and it still hurts some. I cannot see this healed up yet! 

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Angela Anthony answered

I wouldn't have think you'd need to wear it while you're sleeping, it's mainly to help offset your weight from putting pressure on the area. Even with a walking boot, your foot will need rest....and since you're unable to rest it like you need to, it will take longer to heal.

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I've broken a bone in my foot and had to wear one of those horrible walking boots but not at night.  The doctor told me it would be 6 weeks before it healed and it was every bit of that time still with some soreness afterward.

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Sharron Prestcott
It just takes time to heal and the more you can keep your weight off your foot the better it is. A cane is a good way to do that.
Even after 6 weeks I had some soreness and was afraid somebody would step on my foot. Just hang in there it will heal.
Mark J. Hammond
Mark J. Hammond commented
Thanks for your info
Mark J. Hammond
Mark J. Hammond commented
Thanks to everyone for your help with my question! My walking boot came off today .I am really sore and hurts a little but bone is healed completely. Doctor said I could have the soreness up to a year!

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