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Broken 5th metatarsal and water aerobics

05/27/2008

Question:

Hello, I broke my 5th Metatarsal 5 weeks ago, still no signs of healing. My Dr. said it would be ok to return to my water aerobics class when it starts back up in two weeks. I am still on crutches and nwb. I was placed in a removeable Cam Walker yesterday so that I can go to the pool. He told me to gradually put weight on it as I can tolerate. I am thrilled to get back in the pool, but have no idea how to get in or out being non weight bearing and using crutches. Also should I wear non slip shoes or some sort of brace in the water? Help!!! Thank you,

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Response by:

Carolyn   Nickol, RD, MEd Carolyn Nickol, RD, MEd
Director
Fitness Center at CARE\Crawley
University of Cincinnati