Foot fracture - Ortho took an x-ray, CT scan, now wants an MRI
I broke my third metatarsal on my left foot from a hard fall at Taekwondo 2 weeks ago. I went to urgent care and the x-ray confirmed that my third metatarsal is fractured. I saw an orthopedic, they took another set of x-rays and they confirmed what the dr. at urgent care said. The doctor told me that the fracture is partially displaced and still aligned, but she also requested a CT scan. I got a call today from my ortho's office and told me that the CT showed several fractures in the surrounding bones and not just the third metatarsal, but nothing looks displaced. So she's ordering an MRI because she wants to make sure she didnt miss anything, which confused the heck out of me for several reasons:
1. How is the MRI going to change my treatment now (being in a boot)? They're not suggesting surgery because they're not seeing anything displaced, so the only thing that will show in the MRI are minor cracks.
2. The earliest MRI appointment I could get in my area is not until late Oct. to Nov. I'd probably be healed by then, so there is no point of an MRI.
Should I start looking for an actual podiatrist and not just an Orthopedic to get a second opinion? I'm trying to make sense of what the doctor is trying to do, but maybe some of you may have some thoughts on it. My foot is barely swollen, I can move my ankle and toes without pain, so I'm not sure what else they'd want to see.