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Old 08-31-2010, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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About a month ago I started having sharp pain on the top of my foot when I walked. It was always confined to one small spot on a line between close to my ankle to close to my 2nd toe. It would be in different places, but always somewhere on that line.

After 2 weeks I decided it wasn't going away on its own so I went to the Dr. He took x-rays, couldn't see anything and said it was probably a stress fracture in my 2nd metatarsal. He told me not to overdue exercise, put me in a post-op shoe and sent me on my way.

A couple of days after that my pain changed to a dull ache all over the top of my foot and sometimes swelling. I went to the acute care clinic since it was a weekend. She took more xrays, thought she could see a crack in the 2nd metatarsal, gave me crutches, told me how much ibuprofen I could take if I needed it and sent me on my way.

The crutches helped a lot. I would have several days in a row with virtually no pain. Then I'd have a day or 2 of achiness in my foot and mild swelling into my calf. I had been testing my foot to see if I could go without crutches, so I blamed it on that. But last week I was very careful to use my crutches all the time and last Wednesday was the worst day yet for the pain. Thursday, when I had my recheck appointment it was completely fine. And has continued to be fine. I'm supposed to go and vacation, including some pretty intense walking activities in about 2 1/2 weeks so my primary Dr. referred me to an orthopedist.

I saw the orthopedist today. He took more xrays and told me he was pretty sure there had never been a fracture. He couldn't explain the swelling, and the episodic nature of the pain seemed to really confuse him.

I've been all over the internet and haven't found a satisfactory explanation anywhere. My foot has felt fine since last Thursday so maybe whatever it was is resolved.

Has anyone else had symptoms like this?
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:54 PM
 
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I did and I ignored it because the pain was occasional and manageable. Then, years later, it cropped up again and now the pain is so intense that I cant put any weight on the foot. Now I have to have surgery to fuse the bones. I truly hope your problem isnt with the lisfranc joint. Google lisfranc injury symptoms and see if that describes your symptoms.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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I did and I ignored it because the pain was occasional and manageable. Then, years later, it cropped up again and now the pain is so intense that I cant put any weight on the foot. Now I have to have surgery to fuse the bones. I truly hope your problem isnt with the lisfranc joint. Google lisfranc injury symptoms and see if that describes your symptoms.
Will do, thanks!
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Old 09-01-2010, 01:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I would suggest seeing a podiatrist. An orthopedist is good, but I really believe a good podiatrist might help you more. I saw one recently for my foot problem, and I was extremely impressed with his level of expertise.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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I agree about seeing a podiatrist. I originally saw an orthopedic surgeon and he missed the lisfranc injury. Nothing against him because he's good but this injury is sometimes difficult to diagnose. My podiatrist knew, immediately, what my problem was. And, if you have to have surgery, a podiatric surgeon is better for it than an orthopedic surgeon.
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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hello sir ,

even my story is also same

About a month ago I started having sharp pain on the below of my foot when I walked and the pain started to move It would be in different places below to side and side to top (close to my ankle to close to my 2nd toe. It would be in different places, but always somewhere on that line.)

After 10 Days I decided it wasn't going away on its own so I went to the Dr. He took x-rays, couldn't see anything and said to take a 15days rest and gave few medicines put me in a post-op shoe and sent me on my way.

A couple of days after that my pain changed to a dull ache all over the top of my foot and NO swelling. I went to the ortho care in BANGLORE he again took X-ray (said ur X-ray is 2weeks old now take new one) thought he could see anything and gave new tablets and sent me on my way.

i used those for couple of days old pain gone and new pain came my whole top of my R-foot got pain cant able to keep my leg down also....dono what to do.expenced nearly 3k in one month....Pysiotheraphy is best or do SCAN or MRI scan ????
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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Did you see a foot specialist? Here they are called podiatrists. Sorry you are having so much trouble getting relief.
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