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Old 06-06-2002, 05:46 PM   #1
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Post Broken arch in foot?

Has anyone ever broken their arch before? I've finally gotten a referral for the orthopedic, but it's not until the 19th that I go in. Question is.....WHAT in the world is wrong with my foot?

Background....in January, I stepped on a round dog bone. It was one of those big beef basted cow knuckles (I know....gross, but the dog loves them. lol) After that, I had some foot pain and figured that I just bruised my foot because I've stepped on her toys and such before without any big problems. So, after about a month, I still had the pain. I wanted to go to the doctor but was afraid of racking up a bill. We were waiting for my husband's insurance to kick in. So.....ever since January, it's been painful and I had swelling. The pain is one of those that hurts when I bend my foot when I walk and it also hurts when I first get up from sitting.

Also, it "cracks". I've always had the cracking sound, but what is weird now is that it sounds almost hollow. I know that doesn't make sense. One person has suggested that I possibly broke my arch and it has set on its own, but not properly.

Anyone have any insight on this?

Thanks for ANY help or opinions.

 
Old 06-06-2002, 07:33 PM   #2
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Re: Broken arch in foot?

I have had fallen arches before, do you think maybe it's a bad case of this? The hollow sound may be from the swelling in the foot. For me personally My insurance does not cover any kind of doctor visit's Hospital coverage only <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/frown.gif"> So I go to my chiropractor for just about everything, they do exrays too. I don't suppose you stayed off the foot when you hurt it. Does the swelling go down after elevation? Did you ever wrap it? These are some of the things you should share with the Doctor. Write down everything you did and let us know what the doc. says. Good luck <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/wave.gif">Diana

 
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Broken arch in foot?

Did the doc that gave you the ortho referral do any initial x-rays?? I would assume he ordered some x-rays and if he did he should have told you what he thought he saw on those x-rays. It is hard to say what is going on but even harder to believe that they didn't give you a special brace or shoe for that foot if something didn't look right on the x-rays. Also if something was definately wrong I don't think they would make you wait so long to see an ortho. Emergency needs are usually taken care of pretty quick.

 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:19 AM   #4
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Re: Broken arch in foot?

Nope. I am finding out now that my doctor sucks. Not only was she that way with me, but also with others. I work at a law firm and have heard (since my appointment) that the dr. has lawsuits against her for not doing proper tests and following up on her patients. Isn't that a comforting thought!

BUT.....no, no xrays were done. She didn't even LOOK at my foot. I explained to her what happened and her comment was "what? were you waiting for it to fall off?"

Totally off the foot topic, but this dr. also told me that I needed to lose about 75 pounds. Ummm, I weigh 142. If I lose 75, I'm going to be underweight. BUT.....needless to say, after this referral is underway, I'm switching my primary care doctor. I am guessing that I could get in to see the ortho sooner, but I'm not allowed to make the call for the appointment. The receptionist at the bad dr.'s office does that and I'm sure she just takes whatever the first date they throw out there.

Any other insights or opinions? Thanks for writing!

 
Old 06-07-2002, 08:01 AM   #5
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Re: Broken arch in foot?

Yes since you in pain and could have a major bone problem I would recommend seeing someone else in that practice as soon as you read this or go to urgent care. Since no x-rays were done you could be doing more damage by walking around on your foot. Get in to see someone and get this checked out. Even though you already have an ortho appointment you need to at least have some preliminary x-rays to rule out a fracture that any doc can see via x-rays. Also I am going to advise you to change your primary doc TODAY! I have been in your shoes with the bad doc and kept telling myself that one of these days I would switch. I figured it was ok since I was in the medical field. WRONG........got very sick from a medication I was allergic to and wound up in the emergency room half dead. Don't wait for something like this to happen.......change docs today before something serious happens.

 
Old 06-07-2002, 04:08 PM   #6
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Re: Broken arch in foot?

Thanks mlgable. I am in the process of getting that switch taken care of. I wish there was a board where you could post "beware ofs" about doctors!

Thanks again! I'll update you as soon as I have one!

 
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