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Injury and limping in the foot after a game

In mid-February I injured my right foot while playing soccer. I was tackled while sprinting, causing me to drive my foot into the ground which forced my foot to bend in a downward motion. Immediately after, I experienced moderate pain on the top of foot, in the middle, slightly to the inside. I was limping over the next few days and unable to bear much weight on the foot. I saw a doctor who pinpointed the pain and explain that he thought I had bruised the connective tissue around a cluster of bones in the middle of my foot. He recommended that I stop exercising for a few weeks and prescribed an anti-inflammatory which I admittedly never took because there was no noticeable swelling or bruising. I quit running and took it easy as the doctor recommended. Two months later (around a week ago) the pain had subsided some but I mostly learned to ignore it and decided to try running again. Immediately the same level of pain I experienced when I initially injured the foot returned and has not lessened whatsoever. At this point I experience moderate pain in that region whenever I bend the foot, walk, or try to bear any weight. It can also be slightly uncomfortable to wear shoes. Any idea what this might be or what my treatment options are?
Asked On : Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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Welcome to Health Care Magic.

I have gone through your query.
Based on the information provided you might have injured the ligament around ankle.

Ligament injury especially around ankle heal slowly as ankle is the weight bearing joint. Usually the ligament injuries may not show any swelling or bruising. You should have taken the medicines as your doctor prescribed.

Now that you have started experiencing the pain again, it suggests that the injury has not healed.I would recommend you to take anti inflammatory preferably the combination of a NSAID( like Diclofenac or acelofenac) and serratio peptidase after consulting your doctor. Anyways get an x ray done to rule out any bone injury. Meanwhile use crepe bandage around ankle as this would limit excess movement at the joint and there by reduces pain.

Wish you good health

Take care
Answered: Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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