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Is my foot fractured if a three pound dumbbell fell on it?

Is my foot fractured if a three pound dumbbell fell on it?

X-ray: Without an x-ray and more detailed information about the site and injury, it is difficult to say for certain. I would recommend that if you have any pain or swelling that you see a specialist or an urgent care where you can be fully evaluated and radiographs taken if necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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


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I accidentally dropped a 10 pound dumbbell on my bare foot. Is this enough to fracture my foot?

I accidentally dropped a 10 pound dumbbell on my bare foot. Is this enough to fracture my foot?

Yes : It is possible for you to break your foot . If you have persistent swelling or pain not improving with ice, rest and elevation then see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Fell 35 feet. Fractured hip radial head fracture with internal fixation. Diagnosed ulnar nerve entrapment. Three months later sudden diplopia.

Fell 35 feet. Fractured hip radial head fracture with internal fixation. Diagnosed ulnar nerve entrapment. Three months later sudden diplopia.

Not related unless..: ..There was an embolism, more associated with a fracture of the hip, not the radial head. If radial head was fractured also, ulnar entrapment can happen from a stretch injury on the inner side of the elbow @ the time of injury. ...Read more

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6 fractured vertebrae after falling 15 feet still in pain this happened in November is this normal?

6 fractured vertebrae after falling 15 feet still in pain this happened in November is this normal?

No: A benign fracture of the vertebrae should heal in that period of time;although if the musculoligamentouss structures are "weakened", that could result in continued pain-would recommend return tonirthopedist for additional x-rays to make sure nothing has changed, and if ok then intensive physical therapy ...Read more

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I need to lose over 100 pounds . I can't exercise much right now. I have two fractured feet,bad back and hip . Can only stand about 2-3 minutes . Idea?

I need to lose over 100 pounds . I can't exercise much right now. I have two fractured feet,bad back and hip . Can only stand about 2-3 minutes . Idea?

Orthopedic inserts: otherwise known as orthotics, sounds like you need more support. Also talk to you primary about vitamin deficiencies. Brittle bones could be a systemic serious issue. Orthotics can provide better distribution of your weight. They are devices that fit in your shoes. They are thin and don't take up much space ...Read more

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A 4kg kettlebell fell slightly on my big toe on the left foot. Half the toenail is blue and it hurts. what should i do? is it fractured?

A 4kg kettlebell fell slightly on my big toe on the left foot. Half the toenail is blue and it hurts. what should i do? is it fractured?

See foot doc: U need an X-ray plius not sure if the nail is blue or the toe, if the nail is luvs you may need the blood drained or the nail removed. ...Read more

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I have a fractured foot and Lisfranc injury. Almost fell and flexed my foot in the plaster cast - having bad ankle pain. Did unmake it worse?

I have a fractured foot and Lisfranc injury. Almost fell and flexed my foot in the plaster cast - having bad ankle pain. Did unmake it worse?

Unmake it worse-: -means it got it better. but I kno what U mean. Lisfrank fractures R quite unstable, and is Cn in football, or other sports when the foot is hyper flexed, & often needs surgery depending on Ur activity level. it should B followed by an ortho surg, not an ER Doc or PCP. if it is acute, get in 2 have it rechecked even if it did not cause an increase in pain. they need close watching & a tight cast. ...Read more