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HelloI had to much to drink and in my stupid drunken state,

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Hello

I had to much to drink and in my stupid drunken state, I dropped myself from the second floor and landed on both my feet with my 68kg.
I could not walk the next day, thought I had broken the bones and went for x rays but all was ok.
This was 3weeks ago, I can feel improvement and am walking but still have I lot of pain when walking.
What do you think would be the best treatment or doctor to see for help?

911DOC :

A fall such as yours with an injury such as yours is tricky.

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first of all

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fractures in the feet are hard to see on plain Xrays.

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3 weeks out, with continued pain, it's time to see an orthopedist.

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also,

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when you fall from height and land on your feet it is possible to get a lumbar (low back) fracture

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so if Xrays were not taken of your low back they need to be

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I think your best bet at this point is to see an Orthopedist

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as they can pick up subtle injuries to the skeletal system often missed by primary care or even an ER physician

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in particular, the heelbone, of 'calcaneus', is often broken by such falls, and the Xrays only rarely show this fracture

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time to get to an expert

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Morning Doc


 


Thank you for the answer, if i go to the Orthopedist and it is found that my heelbone is fractured, what would the treatment be?


I am worried now, as this sound like its the case. When i have been walking a lot, my heels are where the pain increases?


I have had no pain at all in my lower back do i still need to have xrays of my lower back?