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Foot injury - do I need to see someone?(8 Posts)
Sorry all. I have pretty much zero medical know how. So this could be nothing.
Yesterday I stood up from sitting awkwardly and had pins and needles in my foot.
While walking across the room the numb foot obviously didn't get picked up properly and I twisted it or something putting weight awkwardly on the top of the foot.
It hurt badly for a moment. But then I carried on with my day and didn't think about it again.
Now it's 3am and the pain woke me about an hour ago (had been having dreams about sore feet)
Foot is throbbing and feels quite tender to touch. (But I can touch it) And hurts a lot to walk on it (but I can walk on it)
Guessing it's just a sprain/strain? If I'd have broken anything I wouldn't have had the fee painless hours afterwards, right?
I dunno much but adrenaline temporarily numbs pain so maybe, call ur doctor and describe everything
Thanks for the fast reply. It's 3am here so hooong painkillers help me get back to sleep for now. (And if my husband would sleep more quietly!)
You need an xray to be sure. Is it swollen anywhere? It could just be a soft tissue injury but this would also need examined to confirm.
If there’s no swelling and the pain is manageable (ie can you walk?) I think your GP would advise you to carry out RICE, and call back if symptoms worsen. They probably wouldn’t see you in person due to covid & you’d be better off going to A&E instead anyway (so you can have an x ray). They may prescribe painkillers such as co codamol, but you can also buy this OTC.
Rest - try not to walk/stand much for the initial 72 hours
Ice - ice packs (Makeshift - frozen veg bag wrapped in towel), Deep Freeze cold spray/patches are good too
Compression - ankle supports
Elevation - prop it up above heart level eg with pillows
I'm not inclined to rush to A&E or anything (not that I ever am. Avoid hospitals when I can!)
I don't have much to do the next few days. Can sew with my other foot I'm sure.
It's starting to feel better already from the ibuprofen so here's hoping I get some sleep now and I can look at it more in the morning.
The plus side is being awake at this time means I just got an Asda click and collect a slot for next week!
I have 'shitty ankles', used to run/walk a lot miles and had nemerous twists/weak ligaments bruising/tear. Last time I had a slip on a wet floor I was using a crutch for 5wks (no bone break/official tear, which would have excused me at least from work during it 😒). RICE as pp suggested is best, also heat compression, Epsom salt baths, and ibroprofuen to help bring down the swelling.
I had an ankle injury several years ago, recently I carried heavy boxes and my leg started to hurt again. My doctor said that such injuries don't recover well if you don't take good care of them or don'[t follow the doctor’s recommendations. Last time I didn't go to the doctor, I thought that it was just bruise and it's would pass soon. Later, I found out that I tore the ligaments on the ankle on my right foot. My doctor said that I should use a special ankle strap such as this one ortorex.com/p/ankle/ . This helps reduce stress on the joint and ligaments. So for now, I’m wearing such a medical sock for my foot, where I injured my ankle. I advise you to get an online consultation so that the doctor can tell you when you need to apply a hot or cold compress and how best to get rid of pain.
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