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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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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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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

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I fell & hurt my foot. X-ray at 4 days — no fracture. Wrapping it and it still hurts and throbs after another week. Should I have rechecked?

I fell & hurt my foot.  X-ray at 4 days — no fracture.  Wrapping it and it still hurts and throbs after another week. Should I have rechecked?

Foot injury: Consider soft tissue injury of ligament or tendon, depending upon where exactly it hurts. Yes, a follow up x-ray can demonstrate a fracture not seen on first films. ...Read more

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I fell yesterday. I twisted my ankle. Ankle a little swollen. I have some pain on top of my foot. Mostly behind my big toe. Could it be a fracture?

I fell yesterday.  I twisted my ankle. Ankle a little swollen.  I have some pain on top of my foot. Mostly behind my big toe. Could it be a fracture?

Twisted Ankle : A fracture is always possible, especially if you everted your ankle when you fell. Apply ice packs for a day or two and see if the swelling and pain subside. If not, it might be prudent to check with an orthopedist and get an x-ray to be sure. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I drop a 30ish pound table from about 2 feet on my foot it is swelling it's about half a golf ball lump is it fractured?

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Maybe (not) . . .: Get a xray. That's a only way to know for sure if bone is broken or not (short of it being at a funny angle or sticking thru skin). ...Read more

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How can I know if my foot is fractured?

How can I know if my foot is fractured?

Get an x-ray: It is often very hard to know is a foot bone has been fractured unless you take an x-ray. Other factors are how did the incident occur, is the pain localized to one spot. It is not true that if you can 'walk on it, it's not broken". ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my foot is fractured?

Get an X-ray: The only way to determine if there is a fracture is to have a xray taken of the foot. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

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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My foot hurts, is there a way to tell if it's fractured?

My foot hurts, is there a way to tell if it's fractured?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. You may need surgery if the fracture is not stable or is displaced. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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I injured my foot that was previously fractured, what should I do?

I injured my foot that was previously fractured, what should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Despite my foot being noticably fractured, my doctor advises I walk on it. Should i?

Maybe: If you received this advice from a foot and ankle specialist who has examined you and reviewed appropriate studies (usually x-rays), then you are okay. If not or you have misgivings, see another foot and ankle doctor for a second opinion. ...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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What kind of doctor should I see if I think I may have fractured a bone in my foot?

What kind of doctor should I see if I think I may have fractured a bone in my foot?

An Orthopod or a: Ankle/foot specialist. Generally these are undisplaced so a cast/splint maybe all you need, but if its displaced or gets so, then you might need it treated surgically.
Good luck. ...Read more

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It's been 5 months since I fractured my foot sometimes it still hurts will the pain go away?

Depends: If the fracture heals properly, and doesn't involve a joint, you should be pained free. Bone normally heels in 2-3 months. If the fracture involved a joint, there is a chance of developing a painful arthritis. Delayed bone healing is possible which could be a continued source of discomfort. I would recommend evaluation by a physician to ensure that the fracture is healing properly. ...Read more

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So it's been one year ago that I fractured my foot is it possible that it can return because i still have pain in that area?

So it's been one year ago that I fractured my foot is it possible that it can return because i still have pain in that area?

It is possible: Can also be bone bruise, a type of arthritis or other injury/condition. See podiatrist for complete evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I fractured the heel of my foot and was repaired with hardware. Can I dance?

Yes if: Yes as long as fracture was repaired in good alignment. If the subtalar joint which is above heel is not restored than arthritis can cause the joint to become stiff and painful which may limit dancing. ...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 fractured the heel of my foot and dr. Repaired with hardware. How long before it stops hurting?

Up to a year: Fracture of the heel bone with surgical repair can take up to a year or longer to heal and stop hurting. ...Read more

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I fractured my lateral malleolus 3 days ago and now have a raised band across top of my foot. What could be wrong?

I fractured my lateral malleolus 3 days ago and now have a raised band across top of my foot. What could be wrong?

What is meant: By a raised band? Do you have some sort of brace or cast on that is causing swelling due to its tightness is that what you mean? ...Read more