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Instant excruciating pain in foot due to fall of heavy object, swelling, bruised. Sprain/fracture ?

Dropped heavy object on foot yesterday. Instant excruciating pain lasting all night. Couldn t touch the area and laughing even caused pain to commence. Plantar aspect of foot hurt worse than dorsal region. O X-rays taken as I felt it was a minor sprain . Some bruising and swelling . When I walk I can t plant the ball of my foot down and push off to extend toes it creates a lot of pain? Sprain or fracture to the second metatarsal?
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for writing your query
Based on your description my advice would be-
1. Ice fomentation, limb elevation and avoid weight bearing till x ray done. 2. No massage. Put a compression bandage along with drugs like ibuprofen and trypsin/chymotrypsin to reduce pain and swelling under medical guidance.
It needs physical examination to confirm fracture (get X ray foot done).
Take care and wish you good health.
Dr.mukesh chugh, Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Wed, 26 Mar 2014
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