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DS (7) has hurt his heel jumping from a high wall & he can't walk on it - should i take him to A & E ?

(4 Posts)
josben Mon 14-Sep-09 13:52:39

He did it yesterday lunchtime and i did think that he had just bruised it - but now I'm wondering whether i should be taking him to A & E. Its not particularly swollen or bruised looking... But he won't put any pressure on it when walking...

I just collected him from school - my friend whos a nurse said she thought it would just be bruised ....?

What shall i do??

PacificDogwood Mon 14-Sep-09 13:54:18

Could be just bruised but if he is still not weight bearing I would get it X-rayed.

Take thee/him to A+E.

LyraSilvertongue Mon 14-Sep-09 13:55:20

Best get it checked out. It could be cracked or something.

pagwatch Mon 14-Sep-09 13:56:58

Just throw a blanket over him for a few days until he can hopefully walk again.

Hang on. perhaps taking him to A & E would be better.


My DD fell at gym and the school nurse assured me that she had just bruised it as she could move it. When she remained uncomfortable I took her to A&E and she had indeed snapped her wrist.
Always better to check IMO

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