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Really bad pain in my left foot.

By Anonymous September 16, 2012 - 12:33pm
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I have seen many people writing with a similar complaint but I just need some help.
Around two months ago I started to do some work outs as I am changing my lifestyle and losing weight. Last week I told a long fast walk with the only shoes I could find (a lot of my stuff is in my old family home). The morning after the walk I was woken with a pain emulating from my left foot. It was like a throbbing ache and when I went to walk on it, It hurt so much but I put a support bandage on and rested it for the day. When I went to bed I took the bandage off but I could not stop it hurting to sleep until I replaced the support bandage. Two days later I still have the pain, it doesn't matter if I am walking or sitting I have a form of pain in my foot. When I sit it is a throbbing consistent pain that can get worse depending how I rest my foot. When I walk on it, the pain gets sharper. I find if I try to move my toes up it sends a pain through my toes, if I touch the bottom of my foot it hurts and the top is swollen but not hot. I am beginning to think it is a form of stress fracture but my doctors surgery will not open until Tuesday (where I live) and I cannot afford a trip to the hospital. Is there anyone that can give me any help on how I could stop it from hurting? I have tried R.I.C.E and emoflam gel, deep heat cream for muscles but nothing really works.

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Hello Anonymous,

It does sound like a stress fracture because of the swelling and pain.
By the time you read this reply, you may have an appointment with your surgeon. If not, or until you can see your doctor, you may want to wear the support bandage, avoid weight bearing on your left foot and try an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation and relieve the pain.

Please keep us updated on your situation.


September 17, 2012 - 5:03pm
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