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i hurt my foot (5th metatarsal) in gymnastics yesterday

By Anonymous November 23, 2010 - 9:17pm
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yesterday at gymnastics practice i was doing a jump on floor and when i came down i totally landed with my foot rolled inward.. the pain was unbareable at the time then a few hours later it died down but still hurt.. i went to the hospital they toook x rays but said that there were no signs of any fractures but i have broken my ankles and things lots of times it defffinately felt like i broke it and i was in so much pain.. i can walk on it but the pain out of a 10 is about a 4 but if you touch it its a 10 out of 10 and it is a little swollen and bruised where it hurts.. im going to go to an orthopedist in a few days because maybe the fracture did not show up right away.. btw im a 15 yr old girl.. what do you think i could have done? and what should i do for now until the orthopedist?

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What did the hospital tell you? They may have said that you did not break or fracture your foot, but something hurts, right?

Did they mention that you may have sprained or strained your foot?

Are you able to talk with your gymnastics coach, or call the orthopedist to ask what you should do for the next few days? Without knowing the extent of your injury, the common practice is R.I.C.E. Rest (stay off of your foot, let pain be your guide..if it hurts, don't do it!). Ice (ice is important in the first 24 hours). Compression (wrap your foot with a bandage). Elevate (keep your foot elevated to reduce swelling).

Good luck, and let us know what the doctor says!

November 23, 2010 - 9:42pm
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