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Why were you placed in a walking boot?
I had really bad pain for months on the top of my right foot. I was in a shoe, but it wasn't helping at all. He was going to put a pad on my foot for me to walk on, but that hurt really bad, too. He said I have a tight Achilles' tendon...and that he wants to see how the pain does being stable in a walking boot for 2 weeks.
How long have you had the leg swelling?
I noticed it today when I got home from work. It just started hurting yesterday.
How bad is the pain on a scale of 1-10?
It can be an 8, right now it's a 4. I'm resting.
I see, this may be another DVT, since you have had one in the past it cannot be ruled out (unless you are on warfarin or another blood thinner)
I'm on Xarelto
Then the chances of a DVT are decreased, it may be due to the boot or injury
How can I figure out which one?
If the pain worsens or stays the same over the next 48 hours then it may require an examination to rule out an injury
You can stop wearing the boot for a few days, and if the pain improves then it may be due to the boot
Could I have injured my knee when I ran into the bed frame?
yes, you could have, but the knee should be swollen, not the calf
it radiates into the thigh at times
That part may be related to the knee injury
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Yes. I am.
Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
I don't think so. What should I do?
You mean to end the chat session?
No. About my pain.
Keeping the leg elevated and using anti-inflammatory drugs like motrin are the best options for treating contusions that cause pain and swelling
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