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A 43-year-old female asked:

Hi. i dropped a shelf on my top part of my foot. its now swollen and sore and not so easy to walk on. do i need an x-ray?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Foot accident: Yes, please seek medical help. You will likely be given an x-ray. You don't want any possible breaks or fractures to heal out of alignment. That would cause more problems later. Peace and good health.

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A 43-year-old female asked:

Hi. I dropped a shelf on the top of my foot and its swollen up. Its sore to walk on but Do I need to get x rays?

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Dr. John Wallace sr
Podiatry 38 years experience
Trauma pain swelling: I would recommend x rays there is the possibility of a fracture if no fracture is seen there is fragile soft tissue structures on top of your foot..... nerve ...tendons that are very superficial and easily traumatized.....I'm concerned that you have pain walking and barring weight this could mean a fracture is present if X-ray is negative I still would be suspicious for a stress fracture......

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Last updated Nov 25, 2017

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