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Did I break my heel or do anything else serious? Treatment plans?

By July 7, 2017 - 6:44pm
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Hi! I wanted to add in here that I am a teenager as this may affect the answers. I also want to add that I hurt myself REALLY easily (I broke my knee by running into a wooden door, got a concussion by hitting my head in my bed, etc.) I also have developed a pretty high pain tolerance as this is my 3rd year with CRPS (the most painful condition in the world). Okay, enough background info, here's what happened: I was sitting on the dock at camp kicking my feet in the water. It was hard to reach so I pointed my foot to get to the water. What I didn't realize was that there was a cornered metal bar underneath the dock. My foot went back too far and hit the dock... HARD. Long story short , that happened a few times and my foot became swollen and very discolored (purple) even when elevated. There is no bruising on the heel and I can walk but only with a limp. My toes can move but that's pretty much it. I am headed to the doctor this week but would like it to know what to expect. Thanks in advance!

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Hi, Harmony37

Thank you for your post.

The doctor will likely take an x-ray to determine if there is a break. If so, a cast of some sort is likely. So, treatment will depend on the findings.


July 8, 2017 - 4:39am
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

But does it sound like it could be broken?

July 8, 2017 - 6:03pm
Guide (reply to Anonymous)


I have no way to know this. It might be.


July 8, 2017 - 7:07pm
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