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Hope Mills, NC
A 29-year-old female asked:

Laptop fell on my foot from a height of 3.5 ft. i have swelling and bruising around the impacted spot and numbness and tingling in toes. i have pain and i walk with a limp; it is also cold. could my foot be fractured?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Devon Glazer
21 years experience
Foot pain: It could be fractured. Head to an urgent care today for an x-ray and depending on the issue they can refer you to a podiatrist in your area.
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Dr. Eric Tepper
Podiatry 42 years experience
Possible fracture: When something falls on the top of the foot, there are many structures that can be injured. Certainly, the possibity of a fracture is one of them. There are superficial nerves and blood vessels that can be compromised by such an injury. Numbness and tingling can be as a result of this. A physical examination and x-rays are needed to rule out fracture. Further testing may be needed as well.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Trauma: Unfortunately , there are lots of structures that can be injured with trauma to the foot , not just bones. See your podiatrist for x rays and an evaluation.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 15 years experience
Possible: It's possible that there could be a fracture. You may need to clinical evaluated and need imaging (x-rays) to determine if there is a fracture and get treatment. Good luck.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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