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Sunday, August 9, 2015

Foot Pain after Fall: Email Advice

Hi. About 5 months ago, I fell down some stairs in my house. At the time my foot and ankle became swollen but it wasn't that big of a deal. Over the past couple of weeks, my foot has given me a fit. I can barely walk on it without a limp. It hurts to put much pressure on it and it is very swollen. It hurts on the top of my foot and my ankle. I've gone to the doctor and he gave me an X-ray and said that he saw no fracture or arthritis and he gave me a steroid forinflammation. Its no better.

Dr Blake's response:  
That would be a difficult connection to make since over 4 months went by and your ankle was fine. However, if you have been relatively inactive for the last 4 months, and now are increasing the activity coinciding with this flare, then they could be connected. Definitely ask for an MRI to look for a hidden bone or ligament injury. Probably should begin treating with a removable boot (like an Anklizer) until the results are in. Good Luck. Rich

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