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(Marion, Montana USA)
After a pick-up game of basketball in which I did tumble hard to the floor, I developed a twinge in my right foot mid arch-outside. After about an hour that twinge did change to a gimp. I stopped playing and about 2 hours after that I was limping bad with much more than a twinge of pain. About five hours later that twinge had become full blown pain, persistent and undenighable. I tried rubbing, ice, elavation, massage, cream, no let up. It continued to get worse over next few hours, pain like someone was performing medevil needle torture on my foot. At 5 am I hobbled to my truck and drove to the emergency room. They did general bone xrays that came back negative. The ER Doc did try alieve the pain by doing 3 multi injections of Marcaine, a local anistetic like Novacaine. No relief at all from those injections, could have become slight bit worse. They referred me to a ortho clinic an hour later. I saw a foot specialist there, she was puzzled and consulted with two other ortho doctors. They said they were worried about "compartment syndrome" of the foot, so they orderd a mri of my foot. That scan plus an additional scan with contrast was negative. To make sure the Doc inserted a needle(large) into bunch of different locations of my foot taking measurements of pressures inside: negative, all numbers well within normal range. Then I was told after they consulted that they believed all was from a spinal injury, slipped disc, ruptured/bulged disc etc. Referred to back specialist...
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