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She hurt her foot playing soccer, landing awkwardly. The pain is on the top / outside of her foot. There is really no swelling or bruising. It doesn't hurt to the touch. She can walk, but says she still has some pain. Does she need an x-ray?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine

In brief: How recent was this?

It would be unusual to have a fracture in the absence of swelling or bruising.
That said, occasionally stress fractures can cause pain that is worse with running/activity and walking but with minimal or no swelling or bruising. If the injury happened recently the best thing to do is take a few days or a week off of playing and ice for 20 minutes followed by heat (after 48-72 hours with ice only.)

In brief: How recent was this?

It would be unusual to have a fracture in the absence of swelling or bruising.
That said, occasionally stress fractures can cause pain that is worse with running/activity and walking but with minimal or no swelling or bruising. If the injury happened recently the best thing to do is take a few days or a week off of playing and ice for 20 minutes followed by heat (after 48-72 hours with ice only.)
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