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Swollen ankle due to injury, hard lump on top of the metatarcel. Treatment?

Hey I droped something heavy on my foot a few weeks ago my foot and ankle were very swollen and I went to the hospital to have it checked to spend 7 hours waiting to only be helped by a doctore in training all he did was poke my foot with a broke stick and sent me home saying it wasn t broken now I have the same pain as then and theirs a huge hard lump on the top of the metatarcel were the initial impacts was hurts to touch and apply pressure
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Thanks for writing to us.
From your description a bone injury is likely. You need to get an X-ray of your foot done to confirm this. Meanwhile avoid bearing weight on the foot, do icing twice daily, take a mild pain killer and use a crepe bandage around the area.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Utkarsh Narang's  Response
At times foot injuries and fractures do not present well in the first X Rays. The primary goal of treatment is to somehow get rid of the swelling. Try applying some ice onto the lump every 4-6 hours for the next 2-3 days and ask your doctor for some anti inflammatory drugs. Once the swelling has reduced your doctor should do follow up X rays that might show a hairline/ stress fracture.

At the moment PRICE is the best treatment.
P- Protect the injury
R- Rest
I- Ice application
C- Compression using a bandage
E- Elevate your leg for the swelling to reduce

Hoping for your quick recovery.
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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