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Who had the recent post about a "chipped?" bone?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2007: Who had the recent post about a "chipped?" bone?
By Dana on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 03:58 pm:

Someone posted recently about swelling and bruising thinking it would go away. They found out they had either fractured or chipped their bone, I don't remember exactly.

Anyway, I had a door slide out of the van and land full force on one shin. It hurt like you know what but seemed okay. It was 7 days ago. Even the scrap and bruising were minimum.

However, I've noticed when I wear socks my ankle swells. And now with time passing, I see a bruise going all the way down under that bone that sticks out of your ankle area.

So if I did do something to my bone, what could be done anyway? I doubt I broke it, but it could be chipped or fractured. Do they do anything for that?

We don't have insurance so I don't want to waste money on them to say "stay off your feet as much as possible"


By Debbie on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 04:23 pm:

It was me, Dana. But, I found out it is not broken, I did something to the tendon that runs down the calf, past the ankle and into the arch of my foot. I have swelling on the inside of my right foot, directly under my ankle bone. If you look closely at my foot, you can actually see where the tendon runs because it is inflamed, or torn. I am scheduled for an MRI in a little over a week, as soon as we get back from vacation, to see exactly what is going on. If it is pulled/inflammed then it will be treated with steriods, and possibly casting. If it is torn, it may require surgery to fix.

You really should have an xray to see if it is broken. If it is broken, they will cast it.

The problem with mine, is that I could become flat footed if I don't correct the problem with my tendon. It will eventually cause my arch to fall.

I know it must be hard since you don't have insurance. But, I would try and get it looked at if you can. You should have it x-rayed to see what they need to do. Unfortuately, if it is a hairline fracture, the only way they can tell is to do a bone scan. I had to have one. But, you really don't want to mess around with your feet. There are lots of tendons, and bones in your foot, and you could have done any number of things.

Shann, also has a broken foot, and she is in a walking cast.


By Dana on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 05:41 pm:

ughhhhh. I hate hurting myself, esp doing something stupid like forgetting we had to have my mom hold the door up so that it wouldn't slide as we closed up the van. I just opened it up and WHOOOOSH, out it came.

I hate the US medical insurance programs. There are so many things I haven't done simply because of cost.

And I hate it even more when the dr charges just as much for a cure as a misdiagnosis or no diagnosis at all. I have a toe that still hurts that they want me to take additional blood test for. After over $400 in visits and other tests, they could tell me NOTHING! So I had to to quit there.

By Debbie on Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 07:48 pm:

Dana, I completely understand. I hurt my foot by missing a step at the pool. Definitely not my most graceful momement. I have to pay a $200.00 copay just for the MRI!! I am very frustrated about my foot, I have had an x-ray, a bone scan, two visits to my regular doctor, and one to an ortho, and they still aren't 100% sure what is wrong. He is pretty sure it is that tendon, but I won't know for another 2 weeks. It will be that long before I have the MRI, and then see the ortho again. I am having to wait over a week for the MRI because it is a pain to get an approval through our insurance.

By Dana on Monday, October 15, 2007 - 03:11 pm:

Good luck on the outcome Debbie. Sounds awful. Hows your foot/leg feeling?

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