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A 23-year-old female asked:

I don't want to go to the doctors and have them say nothing is wrong with my foot/ankle. it's a little swollen. can't put any pressure on it.?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
You have a problem : Don't make assumptions if it hurts that bad you need to seek treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Need to see a doctor: If you can't put pressure on it there is definately something wrong. Get it checked.
Dr. Jason Rudolph
29 years experience
Stress fracture: Without a specific injury, a stress fracture can still occur. The inability to put weight on your foot sounds like this sort of injury.

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A 23-year-old female asked:

I don't want to go to the doctors and say nothing is wrong. My foot is swollen and so is my ankle. Can put pressure on it. Walkingboot and crutches?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Go see your doctor: If your foot & ankle are swollen, something's wrong. The good news is that you can put pressure on it so it's less likely to be broken. We typically recommend rice: rest, ice, compression & elevation to help w/injuries. But you didn't mention injury, pain, fever or redness. Fever & redness would make me think of infection which is dangerous. Crutches might be useful if you're dealing w/pain.
Last updated Feb 11, 2015


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