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    Old 04-03-2013, 11:39 AM   #1
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    Question bad car accident and heel pain

    Hello,
    Thanks for taking the time to read this !

    First, I'll give you some info that lead up to the accident.

    ** I have INCREDIBLY flat feet
    ** I am 5ft 2 and 165 lbs
    ** About a year ago I started to develop some sort of toenail fungus on my
    left big toe.
    ** The nail is totally disfigured and maybe twice a day, I'll get a burning stab
    pain---just in the toe.

    Had a bad car accident on 3/29/13...slammed head-first into an embankment, rolled over twice and landed on the roof.

    I was wearing my seatbelt and both airbags deployed. I was unconcious for a minute or two. When I woke up, I was sitting on the ceiling of the front passenger side.

    Was able to get out rather quickly (with some panic and confusion..as the car was filling with smoke)

    When I crawled out of the car, both of my clogs were missing. None of the emergency personnel could find them. My husband did eventually find one in the car at the towing place.

    Besides some bruising, I'm ok (and lucky too) . All of the pain has gone except for the heel pain. It hurts to put weight on it....BUT...in the morning it's hardly noticable but by evening if I have spent a good bit of time on my feet that day...the pain is excruciating. Then I lie down for the evening and it feels better.

    What are your thoughts or opinions?
    Do you think I might have been in the early states of plantar facititis and the car accident has caused it to quickly progress?

    Thanks so much for reading !
    Have a great day!

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    Old 04-03-2013, 11:56 AM   #2
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    You may have a slight fracture of your heelbone (calcaneus). I say slight, because if it were any worse, you would not be able to put any weight on it and it would be quite swollen. You should gave it checked out and have an xray or mri before it gets worse. You may need to stay off your feet until it heals.

    Good luck!
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    Old 04-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    I had plantar fascitis way back in the day and the heel pain sounds like that. I suggest you see a foot & ankle specialist. For me, it resolved itself.
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    Old 04-03-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    I am not a doctor, but I doubt the accident gave you pf. You may have cracked your calcaneous, or damaged your subtalar joint, or many other bones.

    Are you worried about reporting this to the cops? Leaving the scene is not as bad, as drunk driving, usually.


    Either way I would see a doctor if you have pain. You are risking your future. It may be just a sprain, or need service and physical therapy.
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    Old 04-04-2013, 10:27 AM   #5
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    I agree. Get it checked out. At least you'll find out if you have a slight fracture. Or a torn something.
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    Old 04-07-2013, 02:27 AM   #6
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    hi Jenjen.. I had torn my tendon from a car accident so all things are possible, The quicker you see a doctor to get an MRI , or Scan , the better. I went to the emergency room after my accident,...and all they did was tell me I had a sprain, but I could feel it was something else, I had to go to a foot doctor (podiatrist) before i got an MRI done, and that was 4 months after the accident... and the pain was getting worse it seemed like every day. I wish you a speedy recovery and get it checked out asap.
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    Old 05-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #7
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    Re: bad car accident and heel pain

    just an update,,,almost 2 mos after the accident,,,,

    here was my original post:

    Hello,
    Thanks for taking the time to read this !

    First, I'll give you some info that lead up to the accident.

    ** I have INCREDIBLY flat feet
    ** I am 5ft 2 and 165 lbs
    Had a bad car accident on 3/29/13...slammed head-first into an embankment, rolled over twice and landed on the roof.

    I was wearing my seatbelt and both airbags deployed. I was unconcious for a minute or two. When I woke up, I was sitting on the ceiling of the front passenger side.

    Was able to get out rather quickly (with some panic and confusion..as the car was filling with smoke)

    Besides some bruising, I'm ok (and lucky too) . All of the pain has gone except for the heel pain. It hurts to put weight on it....BUT...in the morning it's hardly noticable but by evening if I have spent a good bit of time on my feet that day...the pain is excruciating. Then I lie down for the evening and it feels better.

    What are your thoughts or opinions?
    Do you think I might have been in the early states of plantar facititis and the car accident has caused it to quickly progress?

    --------------------------------------------------------

    5/23/13

    had xray done about a week after the accident,,,showed nothing,,ER said just a sprain.

    CURRENTLY: am able to put full weight on..ok in morning but by evening,,get shooting pains in foot and sometimes into ankle,,is at its worst when i lie in bed or on floor with knees bent and foot flat on floor/bed...also when sitting with knees bent (indian style,,,but just with affected leg folded)

    any other thoughts/opinions???
    thanks so much !

    Thanks so much for reading !
    Have a great day!

    Jennifer
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