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Joint in foot popping out of place - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   What can I do for a joint in my foot that keeps poping out of place?
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please ?
User :   15
User :   female
Doctor :   which joint are you talking about ?
User :   I went to the hospital and got xrays on my foot and they said it was just a sprain but for a about a month now it hasent got any better and my chiropracter said it is a joint that popped out of place
User :   he cracks it into place but it goes back out of place after a few days
User :   my foot isnt swallown or bruised just pain when i put weight on the ball of my foot
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   when does in pops out ?
User :   if i walk or put weight on it
User :   it starts hurting again
Doctor :   maybe you have a weak ligament
User :   what can i do for that?
User :   should i go back to the hospital
Doctor :   what you need is a bandage and rest
Doctor :   for 2 week minimum
Doctor :   so that the ligament can get strength
User :   ive been resting and it hasnet worked
User :   could the doctor give me a walking cast?
Doctor :   yes he can
Doctor :   you can request for it
Doctor :   that will give it rest
User :   so i go back to the hospital and tell themwhat?
Doctor :   you will get a temporary one
Doctor :   tell them you have a weak ligament and it needs to be in cast
Doctor :   the point is to make sure your joint gets rest and is under stress
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   how long should it be in a cast for?
Doctor :   all you need is 2 weeks and it will be better
User :   and if i continue with the way the foot is now
User :   what will happen?
Doctor :   it ligament will not get rest and it will stay weak and cause later problems
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