Bear with me for the background:
About 5 months ago my family was at church, entering the pew. While I looked to my right to see that there was room for everyone, my mother put the heavy wooden kneeler down and knelt on it -- right on my foot. The kneeler had these pointy wooden "feet" and it went on top of my foot along with her weight (not much) and the weight of the kneeler.
It was only there a few seconds, but my foot was killing me afterwards. Went to the ER and they x-rayed it, nothing broken they said -- instead telling me it was a sprained foot. It swelled up and got a little black and blue. I iced it, I rested it as much as I could, but I had to go to work. I teach and I am on my feet all day, often walking the campus back and forth.
Long story, but the foot never really got better. Instead, I started compensating for the pain by walking kind of limpy. Then my calf started hurting, up by the muscle. Stupdly kept going on it, and it got worse. There was a bruise and lump now on my calf. Went back to the doctor who sent me for more x-rays and a ultrasound to check the veins in my leg. Nothing wrong with the veins, but no answer on my calf! This doctor was in the middle of pulling up stakes and moving to another state, so I kind of got lost in the shuffle.
Now I just returned from WDW and all the walking that goes on there. My calf is swollen now! And still the top of my foot swells. It looks bad. I guess this isn't going away on its own. What should I do? Does this sound like a torn muscle? Can you walk on a torn muscle? Because I've been doing it.
What type of dr. should I see? It was GP that saw me the two times already.
I need advice! I'm scared thinking about it.