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Bang on the bottom of foot, now have pain on walking, no bruising or swelling. Sprain or fracture?

i kicked a wall with the bottom of my foot , and now i can t walk properly on it and it hurts if i try to. It seems to be around the metatarsals on the bottom and side of my foot, but there is only a little if not no bruising or swelling . I have had this for around 4/5 days, and i am still unable to walk properly. It hurts when i stand or press on the region as well. Is there any way of telling if my foot is sprained or fractured, as i presume it is one of these.
Asked On : Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health...

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Sat, 12 Jan 2013
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