No this would not be a waste of time. This could be a stress fracture which doesn't always show up on an initial xray but shows up a few days later when signs of bone healing are evident in the xray
You may have also damaged other areas that can't be seen in an xray
ligaments or cartilage
Are you able to respond?
When was the injury? When was the xray?
I feel like my ankle is constantly in a pushed/twisted/pressurised position, i landed on the side of it and it turned so far inwards that I scraped the tops of my last 2 toes (at and exercise class). It was last wed evening and was xray'd that night
Yes you may have a fracture that wasn't detectable so soon after the injury
you need another xray or mri of the area
you may have damaged ligaments or cartilage
would u suggest seeing my doc or go straight to a+e again?
it depends on how much pain you are in
if you are in alot of pain you may want to be seen at an urgent care center today for pain management
otherwise it can wait until tomorrow
its not a dangerous condition just very painful
Do not try to bear weight on the foot
do you have it in an ace bandage?
Does your foot feel cold to touch or look bluish in color?
I can wait till tomorrow, I have crutches that a friend gave which makes me feel guilty as the hospital didn't offer me crutches they gave me a tubigrip which I didn't find very supportive so my husband has been applying a crepe bandage in a technique he says is a figure of 8? he learnt it at a first aid course?
Yes that sounds good. use the bandage with firm compression but not too tight as to constrict blood flow
Keep up the RICE therapy
it needs another xray
my feet are mostly always cold but it's no different from the other and my hubby says my capillary refill is still ok :) But i do have a tight calf and shin now but I think thats from not using the muscles properly
Ok thats good, youre probably right about the tight calf.
you may have pulled a muscle from the injury as well causing calf pain.
is the calf swollen or hot?
hubby says it's not red or hot so that's good,
not swollen either
Good. Sounds like he's taking good care of you : )
Make sure you go for a follow up. You should have been getting better by now not worse.
He is bless him, thank you for your advise, I'll see if GP can fit me in this week or I might try the minor injuries unit if he can't.
Very good. Best of luck and I hope you are better soon
Thank you once again