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Fell sideways, heavy swelling on ankle bone, bruising on outer edge of foot. X-ray ruled out fracture. Did they miss something?

I fell sideways off very high heels lots of swelling and bruising , now a week and half later very swollen on ankle bone ,middle toe is shorter and bruised lots of bruising along bottom outer edge of foot painfull and lots of pins and needles its a sharp pain if I touch ankle bone X-ray said wasn t broken , could they have missed something it s very painfull
Asked On : Sat, 15 Dec 2012
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If there is lots of bruising then there is a definite possibility of fracture. You need a complete X-ray series of your foot to be completely sure that there is no fracture. However, any swelling in the foot following trauma can cause this pins and needles sensation as you have described. It might take a long time for foot swelling to resolve because foot is a dependent part of the body and you can have better results if you can keep the foot up especially during sleep. Also, continue with analgesics: they also help to lessen pain and swelling.
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It could be metatarsal fracture. How is your foot now?
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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