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I have a misdiagnosed fracture for sprained ankle on my cuboid bone for 2.5 months. It's 3.5 months & My foot start to get swollen much more. Why?

I have a misdiagnosed fracture for sprained ankle on my cuboid bone for 2.5 months. It's 3.5 months & My foot start to get swollen much more. Why?

Delayed Union: Many cuboid fractures are not initially seen on plain x-rays and their diagnosis can be delayed. Would recommend getting rechecked to evaluate healing (CT, MRI, and/or xray may be necessary). Also, would get your vit D level checked. Though rare with a cuboid fracture, swelling may also be a sign of a DVT. Get checked out. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What do you think should be done if your cuboid bone hurts?

What do you think should be done if your cuboid bone hurts?

You should be: Validated by a foot doctor. It can be broken, it can be subluxed, you could have tendonitis as a key tendon runs on the undersurface of the bone.... ...Read more

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Would the cuboid bone be a difficult bone to break and how long would it take to heal?

Would the cuboid bone be a difficult bone to break and how long would it take to heal?

Yes: Very unlikely bone to break, but if broken, it would depend on severity. Unlike other fractures, because it's an uncommon fracture type, the cuboid usually has other fractures or injuries associated with it if it does have a fracture. Recovery may take longer because of the multiple injuries, but isolated cuboid fracture takes the same amount of time as any fracture. ...Read more

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Went over on foot fractured cuboid bone how long approx until recovery and until I can weight bear on it?

Broken bone: Bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal in a normal healthy person. Only your physician can tell you when you can walk. Walking to soon can place you at risk of further injury. Once your x-rays show healing, you will be allowed to gradually progress to full weightbearing. ...Read more

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Is it bad to get your leg cast wet? I just got mine yesterday because of a fractured cuboid bone.

Is it bad to get your leg cast wet? I just got mine yesterday because of a fractured cuboid bone.

Cast: If the cast is not at full strength, then it may not provide sufficient support to the bone to ensure immobilization and healing. Water tends to weaken casts, particularly those of plaster. If your cast got wet, you should see your doctor to determine if recasting is needed. ...Read more

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I dislocated my cuboid bone last march and tore ligaments... Having swelling in ankle squishy and pressure. I have pain and can't stand long!

I dislocated my cuboid bone last march and tore ligaments... Having swelling in ankle squishy and pressure. I have pain and can't stand long!

Could be...: Could be chronic instability of the joints surrounding the cuboid bone or the onset of posttraumatic arthritis. Need to be seen by a orthopedic or podiatric foot and ankle specialist for evaluation.

May require some simple as an orthotic and pt or surgery. ...Read more

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Is a fractured cuboid bone worse than a type b fib fracture?

Is a fractured cuboid bone worse than a type b fib fracture?

Fracture: Both are not good to have but if pressed to answer most doctors would likely say weber b is worse due to fact that a lot of ligament damage may be present. ...Read more

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What can result from a displaced 5th metatarsal fracture and crushed cuboid bone injury?

Many problems: The fact that 3 muscles attach to the fifth metatarsal (the peroneals) and that the fracture is displaced can cause an imbalance in these muscles and a non-healing fracture of that metatarsal. The peroneus longus passes under the cuboid- this muscle stabilizes the inner foot in gait and this crush fracture can cause problems with walking-- you should see your podiatrist for reconstruction. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?

Is it actually true that an aso ankle brace will provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone?

Not enough: An aso ankle brace does well to immobilize the ankle, but the straps essentially end right at the cuboid, so very little stability is afforded to this bone.

If you have a cuboid fracture, a short air cast boot will be better. ...Read more

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Will an aso ankle brace provide enough support for fractured cuboid bone or will something more be needed?

No: Not if it is my cuboid. It this is a recent fracture I would be in a cast boot with crutches until the fracture is stable.
With that said - does it hurt with walking with the aso brace? Is it anatomically aligned?

If you do not like the answer to these questions - don't walk on it without medical attentioni. ...Read more

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I rolled my foot a couple days ago, now there's a tender lump on top of my cuboid bone, is this just swelling, or should I get it checked out?

I rolled my foot a couple days ago, now there's a tender lump on top of my cuboid bone, is this just swelling, or should I get it checked out?

Foot tenderness: After a traumatic accident, tenderness, bruising and swelling are common. There is a chance of ligament damage or even a fracture. It's important to protect the area and get an x - ray from a foot specialist to determine the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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What's avg heal time for two small fragments of cuboid bone. Gp said avulsion. Orthopedic said maybe gout. Gout meds didn't work. Going back to ortho.

What's avg heal time for two small fragments of cuboid bone. Gp said avulsion. Orthopedic said maybe gout. Gout meds didn't work. Going back to ortho.

Cuboid fragment: Without an x ray it is a difficult question to answer. Rather than seeking the advice of a gp, seeing a foot specialist (podiatrist) is indicated. ...Read more

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What does it meant to have an avulsion fracture of the cuboid bone?

A tendon injury: Sometimes, instead of a tendon tearing (a sprain) it pulls off the bone. It often takes a small piece of bone with it. This is called an avulsion fracture and is generally treated like a sprain. ...Read more

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Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

Injured pinky toe 2 weeks ago now there's a small hard lump at end of metatarsal bone near or on top of cuboid bone. What could it be?

A couple things: Normally the styloid process at the base of the fifth metatatarsal is prominent, perhaps you just realized how prominent it is with all the attention to that side of the foot. Could have injured the metatarsal at the same time or could be one of the peroneal tendons inflamed. An xray would be of great benefit. ...Read more

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I have a little fracture on my cuboid bone its not severe...can I drink wine while having this? Doctor removed crutches same week I had the accident

I have a little fracture on my cuboid bone its not severe...can I drink wine while having this? Doctor removed crutches same week I had the accident

If on pain meds: No: The main consideration here is if you are on any pain meds or not. If you are on a pain medication it can potentiate cardiovascular effects, such as slowing of the heart rate, blood pressure and respiration. The best bet is to give your doc a call. ...Read more

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Are there any compression socks that support the cuboid bone? My fracture wasn't bad so I can walk already. My doctor said I can use my shoe now.

Are there any compression socks that support the cuboid bone? My fracture wasn't bad so I can walk already. My doctor said I can use my shoe now.

Compression socks: In general are going to support whatever area is covered. So if you only need support for the foot then a shorter sock will be helpful. Compression socks should ideally go over the calf for true control of swelling. ...Read more

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Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture, spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain. Hw long to heal? Overweight

Cuboid antero-medial margin focal Bone bruise -oblique nondisplaced fissure fracture, spring ligament & cfl grade 2 sprain. Hw long to heal? Overweight

A primary healing: Usually takes 6 weeks, and then it continues to mold and get more strength. It also depends upon your overall health and immunity state. And your calcium and bone mineral state.

Add calcium to your diet and increase water.

Wish you good luck. ...Read more

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How can I know my toe bone is sprained or broken?

Seek a podiatrist: In order to diagnose any fracture, an x-ray is needed. Most of the time, a fracture will be obvious. Symptoms will NOT definitely tell you it is broken (like swelling, pain or bruising.) ...Read more

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My wife has accessory navicular bone sprained 2 days still moderately swollen on crutches can she fly for 12 hours in 5 days from now?

My wife has accessory navicular bone sprained 2 days still moderately swollen on crutches can she fly for 12 hours in 5 days from now?

Should be ok: As long as she gets up and moves about the cabin and stretches. Unless she has any issues with aspirin, a baby Aspirin prior to flying should prevent blood clots from sitting for prolonged periods of time. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

Displaced: The wrist is made up of 8 "carpal" bones that articulate with the radius and ulna of the forearm and the 5 metacarpals of the palm. So there is no "wrist bone" per se. A sprained anything is simply inflammation and swelling. A displaced bone is one that is out of alignment with itself or at the joint. So a displaced wrist means 1 or more bones is out of alignment to another. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

Ankle chips: I would give it several months to see if the problem resolves. Just because there are chips in there doesn't mean it will be symptomatic. If it continues to be painful see a podiatrist for possible removal which probably could be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more