Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
143 Doctors are Online

I recently injured my metatarsal, It immediately became swollen, please help

I recently injured my metatarsal during martial arts by hitting someone with the top part of my foot. It immediately became swollen (which went away after 2 days) and bruised for over a week. I have been staying off of it but after two weeks I still feel a bump on the second metatarsal. I'm not sure what that could be. I'm not sure if this could be a hairline fracture, acute fracture, or something else entirely.
Asked On : Fri, 16 Apr 2010
Answers:  2 Views:  414
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Thanks for query,
You might have fracture of meta tarsal bone.
if fracture is there now after 2 weeks it is difficult to treat as now plaster has little value and if complete fracture is there you may have this problem for long time.
You might have consulted orthopedic at the time of injury.
Consult orthopedic and seek advice.
Ok and bye.
Answered: Sun, 28 Aug 2011
I find this answer helpful
  Anonymous's Response

Yes, fracture is a likely probability in your case. You shall need to consult an orthopedician and also get an x-ray done if he/she suggests one. That shall suggest you if it is a fracture, dislocation or a soft tissue injury as such.

Answered: Thu, 22 Apr 2010
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor