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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Can pain and bruising after injuring the foot indicate Metatarsal fracture?

Hi. I dropped a weight on my foot yesterday morning. Pain was bad and so was the look of the foot. I went to go get an Xray and it came back clean. I was given a boot to wear. Then this morning I was walking on my foot without a boot, and I heard a very loud crack. Now, the pain is so so so bad, and it looks very very bruised. I cannot put my foot into the boot or put it onto a pillow without wanting to scream in pain. I told my parents and they said that it was just a bruise. I read that Metatarsal Fractures look more bruised than swollen. The pain has spread to my toes, padding of my foot, and ankle. I cannot put it in the boot and put any pressure on it. Do I go back and get an Xray. So far, I ve seen a doctor, taken advil, and iced my foot...
Tue, 26 Aug 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
There should be another x ray. keep foot elevated,ice it and avoid walking till xray.swelling may be due to bone injury
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