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Foot injury- soft tissue?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 9, 2010
  • 09:17 PM

Hi,
I'm quite upset right now so I apologize if I leave out any important information. My foot was crushed two weeks ago and I could not put any weight on it for two days. There is very limited movement, I can move it up and down about a centimeter. It was x-rayed and showed no fractures. A week after the injury happened, a large bump (large gumball sized) appeared on the outside edge of my foot. The bump is very painful to touch and hurts constantly. Even when there is no weight on it, it will hurt...almost a tightening feeling but it is hard to explain. A week later, there has been no improvement (in pain, lump size, or mobility) so I went to my doctor. The doctor looked at it for a second, and said "it's bruised, it will hurt."

This is greatly interfering with my job (it's a physical job). I horseback ride and cannot put my heel down to ride, even forcefully. I told my doctor this and she said "you can walk now, what do you expect me to do?" Needless to say I was quite shocked and upset...it could very well be nothing, but I need to make sure because I cannot have a foot with limited mobility...again, I can't work properly. If I worked at a desk I wouldn't be as concerned.

Any ideas as to what could be wrong? I was thinking I would be referred to a physio place or get an ultrasound or SOMETHING.

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