I was hurt on Sunday, 2/26/12, falling down ONE stair and landing on my ankle and bending it at an awkward angle ( I also weighed 189 lbs). We went within the hour to a doc in the box.. and after several xrays was told that it was just a sprain, and that I should be able to walk on it by Tuesday of that week. Of course, I wasn't, hadn't really slept much and was in a great deal of pain, said doc in box and was attempted to be treated for the flu.... So, I contacted a well known ortho here, and saw them on Wed. After xrays there....several angles that I didn't even think about... was told that there were 2 fractures and a "severe" sprain. Got a real sexy black boot and PT. I went back to work on March 4, 2012. ( I work at a pre-school) For the first 2 weeks I had pain meds, (lortabs 5) and naproxin. By the time I had had 4 Pt sessions it was clear that I couldn't bare for my foot to be touched, and it looked horrible. The swelling and mottling was getting worse rather than better. The Pt said then that I should start to desensitize my foot because in her words "this can be a serious problem." Though she didn't elude to what could happen. When I saw the Dr. again, he said I needed to be careful because RSD was a possibility with the hypersensitivity I was experiencing, and agreed with the PT. This is 2 weeks in to the injury..By now I am having burning sensations in my foot, feeling like a million ants are crawling and biting, that it is just perpetualy asleep...in that painful state...and the again, the blotched mottled color. He said that I have " a little RSD"...is that like being a little pregnant?
Two weeks later after 4 more PT sessions and seeing the Dr again, I still can't stand to have it touched and the pain is worse.. sleeping is getting ridiculous... and just had an MRI on 4/2/12. results were torn tendon with RSD..... HELP!
Even when "pushed" on the subject my Dr. is vague...when I ask questions such as What am I looking at, or How long will this or can this last... On 4/7/12 I totally forgot to take my lyrica, which was last night and woke up with the most intense twinges of pain in my life. I couldn't figure out and didn't remember until about 2 this afternoon that I had forgotten it. I had doubts it was helping, not now. Anyone out there having any of these issues? At this point I feel so ridiculous, when people ask isn't your foot better or says things like It can't hurt that bad..... I am still trying to understand myself HOW it hurts this bad..... Thanks for the space to rant...B