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How do you know if you broke your ankle or foot because I fell on the floor because I tripped on something and the one I landed on hurts how can I tell if I broke it or I just sprained or strained it whatever the other one is?

How do you know if you broke your ankle or foot because I fell on the floor because I tripped on something and the one I landed on hurts how can I tell if I broke it or I just sprained or strained it whatever the other one is?

Hard to: It really can be difficult to distinguish between a sprain and a fracture. That is why, even as an orthopedic surgical specialist, I usually will get an X-ray if there is any question. ...Read more

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When should one be concerned about mild chest trauma? 72 hours ago, fell about 4 feet and chest landed squarely on padded surface. A bit sore, but no shortness of breath, bruising, hypotension, etc.

When should one be concerned about mild chest trauma? 72 hours ago, fell about 4 feet and chest landed squarely on padded surface. A bit sore, but no shortness of breath, bruising, hypotension, etc.

Not yet, BUT...: After a blow to the chest, some degree of soreness is predictable. Things that should prompt a trip to your doctor or ER:

*Severe pain
*Shortness of breath
*Lightheadedness
*Coughing bloody mucous or just plain blood
*Nausea / vomiting
*Increasing tenderness in the upper belly

If those symptoms aren't there, you will probably recover just fine. If in doubt? See your doc for a checkup. ...Read more

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What to do if I fell and landed on my feet (heels)?

What to do if I fell and landed on my feet (heels)?

The height of the: Fall would play a part as would the clinical picture and exam. Xrays if your experiencing pain. If swelling or black and blue then you may need a CT scan as well. If you have no pain etc then you may not need any testing. ...Read more

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I fell and landed on my feet in heels, could something be wrong?

I fell and landed on my feet in heels, could something be wrong?

Yes: Could be....Do you have pain? Is there swelling? Did you cut yourself? Those are some clues that thrtr could be something wrong. ...Read more

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Today friend fell & landed on my foot. It hurt for about 20 min, then fine for few hours. Now top of midfoot hurts if touched/moved. Scared its broken?

Today friend fell & landed on my foot. It hurt for about 20 min, then fine for few hours. Now top of midfoot hurts if touched/moved. Scared its broken?

Consult physician: Could either be soft tissue injury or possibly fracture. Only certain way to know is x-ray. Sometimes fracture treated conservatively or casted, depending on severity and location. Consult physician for physical exam and determination if imaging necessary. ...Read more

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My friends wrist is stinging she fell over her brothers foot and landed on it about 3 weeks ago and it still hurts what could be wrong?

Wrist injury: Wrist pain after a fall, even 3 weeks, may be a sign/symptom of a fracture as one possibility. Best to get the wrist pain evaluated by a health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What cause the feeling in my back to fell like some one cut my back and my foot to became like ice bum?

What cause the feeling in my back to fell like some one cut my back and my foot to became like ice bum?

Nerve irritation: Frequently the back and foot will have your symptoms of burning in relation to a nerve being compressed. It's often is the only vocabulary nerves know how to express dysfunction in. ...Read more

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Why can I not close my eyes and stand on one foot without falling forward, sideways or backwards?

Why can I not close my eyes and stand on one foot without falling forward, sideways or backwards?

Loss of visual help: Because of loss of visual help needed for balance. This help becomes more important with age ...Read more

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Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

Fell bottom of stairs. Landed on right foot and went over to floor. Jarred back, with numbness all day, severe pain in back when bending on 3rd day?

BetterSafeThanSorry: You're 49 If you were 29 I'd say"quit whining, "but I'll tell ya, after 45 it's that long slow slide to oblivion. So, if you're feeling like this after3 days, you might want to get checked-out just to be on the safe side. You're probably OK but based on the mechanism of injury as you described it, I'd suggest you see your doctor. You didn't say where the numbness is. If it or anything gets worse, don't wait ...Read more

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I fell off a stool last week and landed with my foot curled under me. I went to urge t cafe the other day they said spran but now I can't put weight o?

I fell off a stool last week and landed with my foot curled under me. I went to urge t cafe the other day they said spran but now I can't put weight o?

Get seen again.: If your pain is getting worse, rather than getting better, you should be checked again. Sometimes a fracture won't show up on x-rays for 7 days. Also, some severe sprains need more aggressive treatment. See your primary care doc, and orthopedist, or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Question I fell off an ladder about 10 feet high landed on top of the ladder right on my ribs. My back turned instant black and blue. Sometimes when taking a deep breath it hurts, twisting my back, coughing, or even laying on it it is painful, the pain has

From: From what you described there is a possibility that you could have fractured / broken one or more ribs. I am concerned that with a fall from that height and some of your symptoms that you could have suffered a pulmonary contusion (damage to tissues in lungs). Back in the day people used to tape their chest, to reduce pain. Don't tape your chest! I recommend that instead of just tuffing it out, you see the doctor to get this fully evaluated. It is better to be safe than sorry. I hope you have a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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My neck is hurting at the base of my head I have chills is that normal I fell five foot off the back of a truck and landed on my neck and head 2 days ago the pain is a little better but not much

I: I would recommend going to the emergency room to get x-rays to make sure you did not break your neck. If you did not break your neck then you should see your primary care doctor and spine doctor. Neck base pain is sometimes caused by irritated neck nerves (occipital neuralgia) and it often responds to steroid injections. Good luck! ...Read more

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I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

Crutches: See your health provider to get assessment and some crutches to keep weight off the foot till it heals. ...Read more

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I fell from a fairly high height and landed on my feet, but I feel like the shock from the landing has made my knee sore. Any tips for a fast recovery?

I fell from a fairly high height and landed on my feet, but I feel like the shock from the landing has made my knee sore. Any tips for a fast recovery?

Could be injured....: The question is how sore and how long ago did you fall? If your knee swelled after the fall it is likely that you have a significant injury. If it has been more than 6 wks since the fall and you still have symptoms it is time to see an orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. You do not want to ignore a serious injury and make you condition worse. Good luck. ...Read more

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I fell off a stool at work and landed on my right foot last week. It's still very tender to walk in or touch having gone in do I need to go in?

I fell off a stool at work and landed on my right foot last week. It's still very tender to walk in or touch having gone in do I need to go in?

Sounds like: It hurts to walk and it's been a week = not normal boo-boo. Should get it checked and likely x-rayed to be sure you did not sustain a more serious injury. Your Dr / Urgent Care good choices to start & UC can do x-rays. ...Read more

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Fell 5 ft I landed on my right foot and I twisted my knee. Swollen above knee and cannot bear weight on it I'm in no pain. Walking on cruches. Been 2days?

Fell 5 ft I landed on my right foot and I twisted my knee. Swollen above knee and cannot bear weight on it I'm in no pain. Walking on cruches. Been 2days?

See details: If you cannot walk but truly have no pain when you try to walk, then you have an unstable knee. This is usually a tear and needs orthopedic evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My friend fell off his chair and landed on my foot. Now I have pain in the foot and was wonder what it is the pain feels like a bruise to the touch although there is no visible bruise. Maybe slight swelling. Sometimes hurts when walking.

My friend fell off his chair and landed on my foot. Now I have pain in the foot and was wonder what it is the pain feels like a bruise to the touch although there is no visible bruise. Maybe slight swelling. Sometimes hurts when walking.

If: If the pain is minor, your foot is likely bruised or sprained. Not all bruises reveal discoloration on the skin. Sometimes the cartilage, tendon, ligament, or even bone can bruise and just manifest as soreness. Of course more significant pain, especially with walking or weight bearing may signify a more serious injury such as a fracture/broken bone. Xrays are generally needed, along with a thorough physical exam to differentiate between a minor sprain or bruise, and a more serious fracture. Ultimately, the treatment may differ between these possibilities, and therefore an evaluation from a physician is suggested. ...Read more

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My 18 month son fell from a bed about 3.5 feet high. He landed on his right eye. It got bruise. Should we bring him to opthmologist to access.?

My 18 month son fell from a bed about 3.5 feet high. He landed on his right eye. It got bruise. Should we bring him to opthmologist to access.?

Yes: It is very advisable to have your infant evaluated by urgent care or pediatrician to provide a careful examination for possible other injuries, besides the obvious bruise over his eye. If needed, an ophthalmologist can be consulted for help if the eyeball has any injury. ...Read more

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Fell from a few feet into corner of chair rail 24hrs ago. Landed on belly. Now bruise/swell/pain. Bad cramps. Bleeding stopped. Pain worse. Er or rest?

If cramping pain: In the abdomen it would be advisable to go to ER and be checked to rule out internal injury in the abdomen. ...Read more

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I fell off a 10 foot high roof and landed on my feet and now I can't walk and both feet are really swollen and bruised. What can I do to speed recovry?

I fell off a 10 foot high roof and landed on my feet and now I can't walk and both feet are really swollen and bruised. What can I do to speed recovry?

Rest!: You need to stay off of your feet for the next few days. Try some OTC pain medication like Advil. If symptoms still persist, need to see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, My son fell at school today and landed funny on his foot. There is some swelling and light bruising just in front of his ankle toward his toes on?

Hi, My son fell at school today and landed funny on his foot. There is some swelling and light bruising just in front of his ankle toward his toes on?

ORTHO eval warranted: Ortho eval seems indicated based upon the rapid visualization of bruising which may be due to a subtle fracture. A thorough examination of all bony surfaces is warranted along with potential xrays to help make sure no significant damage has occurred. ...Read more

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Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Trauma pain: With a navicular avulsion fracture and bilateral sprains, I would not recommend doing squats or being active over the next 6 weeks. If you continue to have pain in your knee you definitely should be evaluated in person and have radiographs as well! ...Read more

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2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

2 weeks ago I fell & landed flat on my rear, injuring my coccyx & right ankle. I now have terrible sciatica in my right leg/knee/foot. Home treatment?

Ice, rest: I would make sure that you take it easy for the next few days. I would ice your area of maximal pain for 20 minutes at a time for two to three times per day. If you have any weakness or difficulty controlling your bowels or bladder, then I would make sure that you seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm a very fast runner (placed at state). I fell from a high roof and one foot took the impact. My arch dropped. How much will this affect my speed : (?

I'm a very fast runner (placed at state). I fell from a high roof and one foot took the impact. My arch dropped. How much will this affect my speed : (?

Arch pain: Jake the fall from the roof most likely caused damage to the calcaneus which is the heel bone. The fall may have damaged your plantar fascia, the tendon on the arch of the foot. Ligaments and nerves may have been damaged as well. The best thing to do is to go visit a podiatrist in your area to get x-rays. You may need to placed in a cast if there's a fracture or a walking boot. Orthotics can help. ...Read more

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Fell off a 3 story roof, hit on one foot. Never rehabilitated because sports (3weeks in cast). Hurts 2 years later (dull pain). Could go pro in sports?

Fell off a 3 story roof, hit on one foot. Never rehabilitated because sports (3weeks in cast). Hurts 2 years later (dull pain). Could go pro in sports?

Read below: If you want to get back to playing professional or competitive sports, you need to see a sports medicine podiatrist or orthopedist that can evaluate the extent of your injury and help you with your condition. This will also involve the use of physical therapy, etc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Fell off a 3 story roof. All impact was on one foot. Didn't rehab because of sports (3weeks in cast). Two years later, it still hurts (dull pain).?

Fell off a 3 story roof. All impact was on one foot. Didn't rehab because of sports (3weeks in cast). Two years later, it still hurts (dull pain).?

You need to be: Reevaluated. You need x-rays at minimum and possibly further diagnostic healing. It might be best to return to your original doc as they have all your records. ...Read more