Foot injury, pain. Possibility of foot joint dislocated? - Online Doctor Chats
I have questions regarding foot bones
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A few years ago I hit the back part of my foot (probably the calcaneus) area hard
and it hurt for a few days
or maybe more than a week i'm not sure
I could still walk and everything
is there any possibility that my foot joint could have been dislocated at that time?
this question might sound quite silly
I'm just REALLy curious
no other reason
do not worry, it is alright
you can ask any question
no dislocation right?
I mean what happens if your foot bone gets dislocated?
any part of your foot bone
If your foot bone gets dislocated, you will not be able to walk
so at that time what I experienced was just
and deformity also interferes with walking right?
and is visible?
yes to all three questions above?
yes to all the three questions
so if I bump any part of my foot anywhere and experience pain but can walk and everything, then that means it's just a minor bruise?
and no matter how many times I bump my foot like that the bone won't be swollen or anythign?
oh ligaments right
which will heal on its own in a coule of weeks at the most
and it's got nothing to do with swollen bones right?
I mention ligaments because foot is fool of ligaments
oh i see
yes, it has got nothing to do with swollen bones
and swollen bones are for special cases like tumors right?
I mean the foot is full of ligaments
yes, usually, swollen bones mean there some sort of a extra growth
so no matter how many times I bump my foot hard the shape and position of my foot bones will stay the same right?
how about minor fractures? like a little line showing on x-rays? do you think that could have happened to me?
if at all there was an obvious fracture which you ignored, then while healing the fracture may unite wrongly leading to a deformity
so if you get a fracture like that (even small ones) you wont' be able to walk for a few days?
yes, there is a possibility of a minor hair line fracture
but hair line fracture won't change the shape or position will it?
but any fracture no matter how small would have caused a tremendous amount of pain and huge swelling
i see but no change in shape or position right?
hairline fracture generally heal well but in the foot, even if there was a hair line fracture, if untreated would have become a serious issue right away, because any fracture no matter how trivial would not allow you to walk with bearing weight
but since I was able to walk it wasn't even a hairline fracture right?
yes, but you would have known if you had a hairline fracture
i see and another very silly question.....
yes. that is what i meant
okay, go ahead
can these foot bone fractures, or what so ever affect your height measurement?
No, they should not affect your height measurment
so you don't get shorter or taller?
simple because, if you had had a fracture in the foot bones, you would invariably land up in a hospital where you would be treated properly
so you do not get any deformity.
your bones always (regardless of fractures / heals / etc) stay the same size?
even if there was a deformity, it should be one where your foot becomes completely flat
so my cousin who's had a fracture long time ago doesn't have to calculate either + - any mm?
No, if there are fractures in the growing ends(Epiphysial) plate, then there could be restricted growth of that particular bone
but the other side will be normal
fractures and deformity cannot make him grow taller though right? (silly question sorry)
in millimeters, yes there could be a difference, but not grossly.
yes, fractures and deformity will not make him grow taller
sorry, the' millimeters ' you just mentioned is associated with getting shorter not taller right?
cuz I've never heard of anyone with increased height after foot fracture too
yes, millimeters will also be only shorter, never taller
thank you so much doctor
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