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My daughter rolled her foot at soccer tonight and her arch is a bit swollen. hurts to touch and she can't walk on it. ankle doesn't hurt.thoughts?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Get checked.: If after resting it a while, it is still so painful that she cannot bear weight, she needs to get checked. Kids break bones easier than adults. Don't force her to walk on it if it hurts, or move it.
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab commented
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Agree with Dr Rhoads, In addition to Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation, RICE
Oct 24, 2015
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Some waiting is OK.: Pain, when attempting to bear weight, is a very efficient mechanism that your body uses to protect against injury. If the immediate intensity goes away after a few hours, there is less chance of a more serious injury. Immediate treatment should include ice application, elevation and rest. Crutches may be needed initially, but if the pain continues, then have a specialist do a hands on evaluation.
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Last updated Oct 26, 2015


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