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Fell off bunk bed, swollen right foot, unable to rest it on floor. Treatment?

Hi. Last night, I fell of the top bunk of a bunk bed and landed straight on the floor. I woke up this morning and the ball of my right foot felt swollen. When I have it flat, it feels like I m stepping on a lump, and my biggie doesn t lay flat on the ground. Will ice and rest be enough or do I need it checked? It s tingly, but not much in the way of pain.
Asked On : Wed, 12 Sep 2012
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Hi, I am an Orthopod,
two posibilities in your case.
If age less than 50 and male, more probability of contusion and treatment would be rest with heel walk and some antiinflammatory medicines.
If above 50yrs and woman, more probability of fracture and it needs X-ray for conformation and treatment may be POP plaster or surgery with K-wires.

I would suggest that if pain does not subside and not able to walk by one week better get an x-ray done and consult a orthopod
Answered: Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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