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Swelling in the foot after a fall. Pain while applying pressure. How to get treated?

Hello I m Fallon about 3 days ago I fell out of my shower and landed sideways on the ground but fell on the inside of my right foot (I have a stand up shower and there is a drop down ledge to ge in the shower) the top and ball of my foot were very swollen but I have been icing it and elevating it so the swelling has gone down except for the ball. I can move all of my toes even the big one it just hurts when I try to apply pressure to the ball of my foot.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description, there is a possibility that you could have suffered a fracture of the big toe or a ligament injury . An xray is needed to confirm a fracture.

Use the RICE (rest ,ice packing, compression bandage & elevation of the limb) regime as needed.

Consult an orthopedic surgeon for further management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

It could be soft tissue injury or fracture .
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Hope this will helps you. Take care.
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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