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Hit the underneath top of foot, paining, ankles hurt. Is it broken ?

I fell doing a hand stand in my kitchen, (crazy right?) I mainly hit the underneath top of my foot , and now it s hurting on the whole top of my foot and when I point my toe it feels like there s about to be a HIGE pop and I m in pain where I don t want to apply pressure? My ankes hurt as well. What did I do? Is it broke?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello .. Indeed, it is a bad feeling to have when the foot pains... The query is it a fracture ?? check on the following ... swelling, painful movements and limited movements of the toes / ankles. Any bruises on the foot ? If two of theses are present it is a strong suspicion of a fracture or a ligament ( muscle) injury.
to begin with please give Ice compress for about 10 minutes every 8 hours and take a Tab paracetamol 650 mgm for pain repeated every 8 hourly.

In 48 hours review with the doc and plan further care

Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

An xray of the injured area is necessary to diagnose a fracture. An MRI scan of the ankle is needed to ruleout any injury to the ligaments.

The primary management of your condition is as follows -

• Protection – protect the injured area from further injury, by using a support or, in the case of an ankle injury, wearing shoes that enclose and support your feet, such as lace-ups.
• Rest – stop the activity that caused the injury and rest the injured joint or muscle.
• Ice – for the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury, apply ice wrapped in a damp towel to the injured area for 15 to 20 minutes every two to three hours during the day.
• Compression – compress or bandage the injured area to limit any swelling and movement that could damage it further. You can use a crepe bandage .It should be wrapped snugly around the affected area but not so tightly that it restricts blood flow.
• Elevation – keep the injured area raised and supported on a pillow to help reduce swelling.
• Analgesics - like Advil or Aleve are taken as and when needed to reduce the pain and inflammation.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 26 Sep 2013
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