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Had fall, heard crack in foot, hurts, swollen, changing color. Fractured?

I was playing tag with a couple of friends and was running. My friend jumped over a stair railing while I was trying to go under. He landed on top of me and the top half of my foot bent underneath my foot and I thought I heard a crack. It hurts all the time whether im moving or not, and its swelling and is beginning to change color a little bit. Is it broken?
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms that you have described are likely to be due to a fracture in the area. This needs an X-ray for confirmation of diagnosis. Till then avoid weight bearing on the foot.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Vishwanath. R. Hulsogi's  Response
Hello, it is always better to rule out a fracture by taking an x-ray, although it could only be soft tissue injury. If it is a fracture and you continue to walk swelling and pain would increase and you are only inviting trouble. So go ahead and take a x-ray and a orthoapaedician opinion. Thanku, get well soon.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
From the description, it looks like that you have sustained a fracture of the metatarsal bones in the foot.
Temporarily this can be managed by
* Keeping the limb in elevation
* Ice compression
* Avoid bearing weight on the foot
* take some analgesic antiinflammatory medicines
I suggest to have an xray of the foot to rule out any injury and approach an orthopedic surgeon for further management. Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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