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I went over on my ankle nearly 6 weeks ago, heard a strange noise but got up and walked on it without any problems, got to work (care assistant) and with in 2 couple of hours could not walk on it at all. Went for xray 2 days later, they said it was a sprain, 4 days later i get a phone call to say that there was a query on the xray and they thought i had a Potts fracture. went down and had a non weight bearing cast on for 3 days, went back fracture clinic and it was taken off, i was asked if i had pain over the top of the foot which i did not, i said pain was inside of outside of ankle which at the time it was. doctor said he thought it was a sprain too but did not xray again. well here i am 6 weeks later and still in pain.symptoms are: a constant pain in ankle which radiates up my leg and into my hip.toe next to big toe wont bend down and my big toe seems to go under it.i have pain across the top of the foot.i'm in pain when resting and the duvet hurts it too.i have a bunion which has never given me any problems but now i have something over it that i can only describe as twanging when i walk and i can actually see it move.i can walk on it but do have pain that i can only describe as a constant toothache.I have been to see my gp on several occasions but i don't seem to get anywhere and i'm desperate to get back work, cant i ask for a further xray to rule out a broken bone?any suggestions, desperate Hi Christine,What I do not understand is if one doctor said you had a Potts fracture, why did they only put you in a cast for three days? Its sounds as if your problem has been way under treated.At the minimum I would insist on another x-ray or even a bone scan or MRI to rule out a fracture. If there is no fracture then a round of physical therapy would be indicated.I think your best bet would be to see a foot specialist; your GP is not the one to treat this condition.Marc Mitnick DPM
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
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Pacific Grove, CA
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