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Old 11-28-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Top of foot pain, 4 months?

Over four months ago, I rolled my foot during a volleyball game. There was no swelling or bruising. The pain was bad for just a short while, but after limping around for a bit, I got back on the court. After the game was over, my coach told me I probably got a mild foot strain. I finished playing for the rest of that week (except for drills that included sprinting and jumping which made my foot hurt), and took the following two weeks off after that. However, it didn't get better. Then season started, so I had to get back on the court. About a month after I injured my foot, my coach forced me to go get a doctor check out my foot before letting me return on the court. I went, but the doctor misdiagnosed it as plantar fasciitis. I was allowed back on the court within a few days. But as season went on, my foot kept getting worse. After three months I sustained my injury, I finally returned to the doctor. She confirmed that I had strained my foot. We had x-rays taken, no sign of any damage to my bones showed up. She told me to finish up season (two more weeks), and rest after. Well, it's been about three weeks since season's ended, and my foot still hurts. Whenever I put weight on the ball of my foot, the medial top side of my foot hurts. It hurts about an inch or so off of my ankle. When I press on the area, it somtimes feels tender. Running and jumping both make it hurt, and even when I walk. I've started walking on kind of the side of my foot to avoid pain.

Should I go back to the doctor? She said that if I didn't get better, she could refer me to sports medicine and/or physical therapy. How would either of these help me?

And also, my knee has started to feel sore. It sometimes hurts when I bend my knee, and it feels sore on top and to the side of my kneecap. Could this be from the way I'm walking?

 
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:37 PM   #2
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Re: Top of foot pain, 4 months?

It sounds like you need to see a Foot and Ankle specialist. From the way you describe your injury, you could have sustained a tendon or ligament tear which would be confirmed by MRI.

Your knee can definitely be affected by your altered gait. I would go sooner rather than later before you cause further damage. It sounds like an MRI is in order if your follow up x-ray is normal.

Best of luck to you, and, welcome to the board!

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Old 11-29-2008, 05:58 PM   #3
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Re: Top of foot pain, 4 months?

Thanks for the response!
So there's a possibility I could've torn something, even with no swelling/bruising?

 
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Re: Top of foot pain, 4 months?

When my PTT was torn I had no swelling or bruising. Same when I tore my peroneals.

 
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