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Foot scrubbed the road. Pain and swelling with a limp. Any suggestions?

Hello, while walking my dog on Sunday both my dog and I were approached by another dog who was attempting to attack my dog. As I was making attempts to protect my dog I kicked the other dog and my foot scrubbed the roadway. I felt instant pain and now have swelling and difficulty walking. Please help. I can walk but its favored with a slight limp
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello and Welcome to HCM,
Thanks for writing to us.
From description it seems to be soft tissue injury .
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
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.Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.
Hope this helps you.
Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to Health care magic forum.
Thanks for choosing H.C.M.Forum.
You have scrubbed the road, while saving your dog from other dog. You have swelling and pain and difficulty in walking.
There are 2 possibilities, 1 is abrasion of the skin.
2nd is fracture of the metatarsals, or phalanges. These wont restrict the movements, but will cause pain and swelling.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to have an X ray besides other routine tests for confirmation or exclude the fractures.
Wishing for a quick and complete recovery.
Best wishes.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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