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2 year old with an injured to. Severe pain. Chances of a fracture?

My 2 year old son hurt his foot while running around the house. I did not see the injury but guess he stubbed his toe or something similar. There was no swelling , bruise or any visible injury and he seems quite content when sitting but everytime he tries to walk or stand on the foot he says it s too painful. Could his foot be broken?
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Emergency Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi Patrica,
Thanks for writing your query.

It will be helpful if you mention :-
1. The exact location of the pain.
2. Whether swelling is present on any part of foot?

There might be a possibility of soft tissue injury of the foot.
An X-Ray foot (AP, Lateral and Oblique view) is needed to comment about any fracture.
Fracture is usually associated with swelling along with the pain.

Advice him for rest. Cold compress will help in relieving pain.
You can apply locally pain relieving gel and apply elastic bandage for support.

Pain killer can be given after getting him examined by an Orthopedician.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Himanshi Kashyap's  Response
Since your son does have pain and difficulty in walking there are chances that he might have sprained or sustained some soft tissue injury.You could give him a painkiller and if the movement improve then most probably it soft tissue problem .However if there is no improvement then you might need to get him examined by his docter to rule out fractures.
Take Care
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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