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Did I fracture my foot or just sprain it. Hard to stand on it due to pain?

Did I fracture my foot or just sprain it.  Hard to stand on it due to pain?

Get it checked out: As a general rule: if you didn't feel like standing on it immediately after the injury, then a fracture or severe soft tissue injury is most likely. It is alway better to have it evaluated. Call your doctor for an evaluation. After injury it is usually helpful to follow the rice principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Quick treatment will usually improve results and healing. Dr l. ...Read more

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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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Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more

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I have a very badly sprained ankle and fractured fibula. When I press on the swelling in my foot an indent stays, is that normal?

I have a very badly sprained ankle and fractured fibula.

When I press on the swelling in my foot an indent stays, is that normal?

Yes: thats called pitting edema from chronic swelling. That will resolve but will likely take several months to completely resolve. When you start becoming more active and putting more weight on your ankle, that's when you'll see it start to improve. ...Read more

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Hit my foot on sidewalk a month ago. It still hurts badly. Is it fractured or sprained?

Hit my foot on sidewalk a month ago. It still hurts badly. Is it  fractured or sprained?

Hard to say: You could have fractured a bone in the foot or you may have bruised a bone or soft tissue, called a contusion. It should have an x-ray to make the determination. ...Read more

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I hurt my foot a few weeks ago and i'm not sure if it is sprained, fractured, or broken. It is not a lot of pain, but it is not going away.?

Have it evaluated: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. One would need to do a thorough history and physical exam and possibly some radiology exams to determine the exact cause. Have it evaluated by a professional to see if you have fractured it of if it is just a soft tissue injury such as a contusion or a sprain. You may have injured nerves, blood vesicles, muscles, ligaments or tendons. ...Read more

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Basic in 3 weeks-mild foot sprain-doc ruled out all fractures and tears. Will I be good in 3 weeks? When should I start walking?

Basic in 3 weeks-mild foot sprain-doc ruled out all fractures and tears. Will I be good in 3 weeks? When should I start walking?

4-6 weeks: Midfoot sprains take a bit longer to get over than ankle sprains. As long as the clinical exam X-rays +- MRI/CT do not show signs of instability . Best is to wear a stiff shoed shoe that laces up ( to accommodate swelling) . The stiff sole prevent you from putting stress on the healing ligaments. Most people walk 5-10,000 stapes a day. ...Read more

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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

Go to the podiatrist: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...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