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How does it feel when you break your foot?

(10 Posts)
chocohead Thu 05-Jul-07 14:25:36

I am probably over reacting but just been doing the garden step off a bottom step straight into a hole , twisted my foot and fell over

It really hurt (to put it politely)

Anyway now have some ice on, it hurts , can put some pressure on but not full

star1976 Thu 05-Jul-07 16:21:26

It bloody hurts!

Broke my foot (and tore ligaments) a few years ago and couldn't move it at all, couldn't put any weight on it.

Had bag of frozen veg on it overnight (couldn't go to A&E as DD was in bed) and it was just as bad in the morning so went to A&E then.

Even if you have not broken it but have torn the ligaments it is still extremely painful (so the hospital said anyway) so if doesn't improve in a couple of hours (if you can last that long) go to A&E.

However having said that, it is your foot and if you think it needs it, go now! HTH

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Thu 05-Jul-07 16:24:29

Mine hurt enough to make me scream in pain and cry. It swelled up and went black.

aDad Thu 05-Jul-07 16:26:25

Sorry to say this is how my friend did it twice - stepping badly on a step.

V large swelling appeared despite ice pack - like half an orange on top of his foot. He knew it was broken but didn't want to do A&E on a Friday night, so hobbled in the next day for plastering.

Hope you haven't!

star1976 Thu 05-Jul-07 16:26:42

Yeah Stripey Knickers ! I cried when I did mine too.

Tatties Thu 05-Jul-07 16:34:22

I broke a bone in my foot and hobbled around for a week before getting it checked... I would get it seen to asap if I were you

charliecat Thu 05-Jul-07 16:36:44

Mine made me cry, in front of loads of people and the hurt, didnt go away, could stand on it at a certain angle, worked for 3 weeks without getting it seen too and when i did eventually get to the doctor, because it didnt stop hurting he said id broken a bone.
Go get it seen.

chocohead Thu 05-Jul-07 20:50:13

Thanks for your replies

Just got back from A&E turns out no broken bones, they think torn ligaaments, plenty of painkillers !!!!!

Thats the last time i cut the grass !!!

My DD will wonder whats been going on in the morning, when i have to go down the stairs on my bum

LIZS Thu 05-Jul-07 21:10:41

ouch Don't like to worry you but it took about a dozen physio sessions over 10 weeks to get mine functioning properly again and it niggles even now (injured before Christmas , if you search you'll find my thread !). I rested it over Christmas then walked/drove and it seized up, could barely flex it . Apparently I had a high ankle sprain which can take longer to heal .

aDad Fri 06-Jul-07 08:35:52

At least you're not in plaster, right?

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