6 weeks of foot/ankle problem
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
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