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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 19, 2007
  • 02:18 AM

Today while on my one hour lunch break, I think I broke some of my toes or all of them. My oldest daughter was backing out of a parking space in my 2003 PT Cruiser Turbo and I trying to be a young and funny mom, was attempting to write on the windows of my car " WASH ME" with my finger, hoping to spark the idea of a car wash in my daughter's brain, when she ran over my foot. Then to make it worst she stopped, while the car was on top of my foot. I yelled " roll back" frantically, as I looked down and saw my cart on top of my platform sketcher tennis shoes. My poor daughter barely stopped the car after that and felt so bad about what had happened. There was shooting pain immediately following, then numb with shooting pain. Tore some skin by big toe, swelling on fourth and pinkie toe. Elevating it shoots pain to fourth and pinkie toe. Should I go to the emergency room or wait for a couple of days? Does anyone have an idea if the weight of the car definitely would break them? Please help me if you know. Thanks

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  • Well considering a car was on top of it yes you either have a fracture of some bones in the foot or a very very bad bruise if your lucky only that. If your doctor does xrays in his office you could wait, if you can stand the pain that long, just elevated the foot and stay off of it, then go. If you know he doesn't do xrays you may as well go on to ER and get it seen about.I work for a doctor and I hate to refer someone to an expensive ER visit if can be helped but you'll need some help on this one.You may call an orthopedic doctor for I know they do xrays in their offices and it would save you the ER visit. You tell them what happened and they'll get you on in. Don't take an aspirin product for the pain in case they have to do any surgery though. They'll give you something for that.Good Health and bless your daughter, I know it scared her to death.
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  • i'm sure the weight would break them - go get xrays!!!!!!!!!!!:(
    BETH27584 31 Replies Flag this Response
  • You should definatly get an x-ray asap. There's a lot of stuff that could be serious, bones will heal, you need to consider ligiments and tendons too. Good luck.
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