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Swelling on the foot post bad fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi doctor
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   i fell from my vehichle on thursday and injured my right foot and knee... we took a xray there is no fracture on foot ... however the swelling is not going and i cnt walk properly because of the pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did u see any doctor
User :   yes
User :   she said its possble tht the injury is getting septic
Doctor :   u dont have to worry
Doctor :   ok
User :   but the skin around the wound is almost dry
Doctor :   ok
User :   i had tetanus adn pain killer injection..also some medicine.. baxin
Doctor :   continue the full course of medicines given by doctor
Doctor :   and take some rest
User :   ok
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it takes sometime
User :   but the swelling
Doctor :   for the swelling to come down
Doctor :   a week or so
Doctor :   in some people
User :   ohh...
Doctor :   bit longer in some people
Doctor :   ok
User :   so that means i cnt go to office... bcos we had some urgent thing tht i need to be in office tommorow
User :   will walking increase the swelling
Doctor :   It would have been better if you had taken rest
Doctor :   immediately for two days
User :   yea i am taking rest since thursday
Doctor :   because joints feelt he pressure
Doctor :   and swelling comes down with complete rest
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User :   ok but the swelling is on the foot not on the knee
User :   sure
User :   age: 26yrs, Gender: female, Occupation: xxxxx, Married
Doctor :   Foot has the joint too, and is ther any cut ?
User :   yea there is a cut
Doctor :   Ok there is a heavy chance of infection
User :   just a little below the finger... thumb
Doctor :   so complete the course
Doctor :   of medicines to avoid commpliations
Doctor :   and use the painkillers
User :   ok...presently the cut is open and i am applying neosprin powder as recomended by doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   thats fine
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User :   so my medicine will end today
Doctor :   o0k
Doctor :   What are given to you
Doctor :   right now
User :   baxin rantab and one more medicine
User :   wait i wil giv the name'
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   It could be the pain killer
User :   cipzen
Doctor :   These are fine
User :   yesterday i went to a doc to rule out fracture
Doctor :   k
User :   she asked to stop baxin and instead gave altraflow
User :   and asked to ocnsult and orthopedean
Doctor :   Let me check
User :   and she cheked the xray and said tht there r no fractures
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   If that is the doc opinion then it would be better to see the ortho
User :   ok
User :   also another thing is it starts paining and swelling everytime i walk
Doctor :   it has still the inflmmatin
Doctor :   which takes time to heal
Doctor :   Rest is imp for healing
User :   so i thought that it was a fracture but she rued that out and said cud be i dnt knw really to consult which doctor
Doctor :   You can consult orthopedician
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User :   wil the othopedician help in case of infection as well?
User :   or shud i consult some other doctor
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   no need
Doctor :   he will address your issues
Doctor :   by one
User :   ok thats great
User :   thanks doctor...
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Doctor :   the feedback form
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User :   i filled it already
User :   sure
User :   thank u
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