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Four weeks ago I dropped a heavy object on my right foot. I was standing barefoot on tile and the object hit the upper part of the first metatarsal near the big toe joint. There was intense bruising on the side of my foot and on the ball of my foot, swelling was mostly on the ball of my foot. I could walk on it as long as I put the weight toward the outside. I went to a doctor in a walk-in clinic after 5 days and xrays proved to be "normal." I walked in a gym shoe/ hiking boot for another 5 days and the pain became worse. I returned to walk in clinic and they put me in a low camwalker. After 3 weeks in the camwalker the pain has not gotten much better. I have been taking 800mg of Motrin 1-2 times of day and icing the top and bottom of my foot through this ordeal. Since the pain was not getting better, I had my foot re-xrayed and there are no apparent fractures. The walk-in doctor has given me no further course of action. I tried to go to the orthopedist, but since I am waiting approval for health insurance, they won't give me an appointment. The area of the first metatarsal is tender, but has gotten better. The area around the sesamoid bones is still very painful.
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Michael D. Ebeling
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Mansfield Ctr, CT
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Pacific Grove, CA
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