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I partially tore 2 ligaments in my foot 9 weeks ago. i am experiencing pain and have fluid retention. i never saw an orthopaedic, should i consult 1?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Primary care MD: Start with your primary care provider physician. S/he may be able to advise and if needed, refer you to an orthopedist. Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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Wish you good health!
Feb 21, 2018
Dr. Rinesh Chetty
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MRI scan: If your ligaments have not healed after 9 weeks there might be other issues present, it would be advisable to see an orthopaedic foot surgeon and he will be able to order a mri scan for you to diagnosis the problem.

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