5th Metatarsal break

I broke my 5th Metatarsal 12/1/06 and had to have plate and 6 screws out in.
I have gone back to work( on my feet all night) and my foot is killing me.
The pain besides in the scar area is the 4th Metatarsal. My Dr. said it was from trying to take pressure off of the 5th Metatarsal and told me to get insert.
Has anyone had this problem and what are the best padding I can get?
Need help.

Posted By mary on May 09, 2007 at 12:16:58:

Helps strengthen the kneecap mechanism by applying pressure on the tendon above the kneecap as well. This tends to reduce the forces of the quadriceps on the patella tendon and erosion of the under surface of the kneecap due to a possible misalignment of the quadriceps (Q-angle).

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