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Hurt the middle of right foot, excruciating pain . Anything to relieve the pain ?

Hi dr. Seigel. Yesterday while trying to clean my fridge I dropped a bag of frozen meat that felt like a stone on my right foot somewhere in the middle part. It hurt but was tolerable all day. I slep a after midnight and woke up with excruciating pain in the foot around 1.30am. The pain wouldn t let me move my foot or place it on the bed and no angle gave me any help. It lasted with this severity until about 5 am after which it started feeling better. I am very scared because I am starting a new job tomorrow. Please advise. Will the pain come back, is there anything I should watch for and do or not do? Thanks
Asked On : Fri, 8 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the symptoms in your description, I suspect either a soft tissue hematoma or a fracture of the metatarsal bones.

An xray of the injured area is necessary to ruleout a fracture.

In the meantime, follow the below mentioned guidelines -
* Rest to the injured area and avoid bearing weight on the foot
* Ice packing once in 3 hours to alleviate the pain
* Foot end elevation and active toe movements
* elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* analgesic medicines as needed

Consult an orthopedic surgeon for further workup and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Arun kumar's  Response
yes the pain may come back .. pls apply a cold pack there which u should have done immediately when u got the injury .. take analgesics as per ur physician .. show it to the local orthopedic to rule out any fractures ..
Answered: Thu, 8 Aug 2013
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