I fell down stairs in December and was out of work until March with what I was told was a badly sprained ankle. Upon collecting my X-rays from the Hospital 9 weeks after it happened (to get a second opinion) I decided to call back into the A&E where they refered me to a Consultant, who in turn sent me for a second set of X-rays. I was given the same prognosis after these X-rays were examined. It was only on my last visit to the Consultant that he mentioned they had infact found a chipped bone in my foot but that this would ultimately be treated as a sprain.
I'm back in work one week now and am on my feet all day. My foot is still quite bad and I do have a noticable limp. It is painful at times and although I have been doing my physio exercises it doesn't seem to be making a great improvement.
Is there any advise you could give me? Maybe give me an idea of how long this type of injury should typically take to heal...
A sprain/strain and a fracture usually takes 8-12 weeks to heal. It may take longer since it is in the foot, and you use it more. You may have to see a podiatrist as well, who may give you some foot orthotics to support the area. The best thing to do is let it rest and heal.
I will second what Fran has to say...If this is bothering you see an Orthopedice Surgeon...You can't heal what will not heal on it's own...If a foreign object that wasn't there before is causing you this must pain, it is telling you something...Take care...
I chipped a bone and damaged ligaments back in March 10 and am still in a lot of pain and swelling, also my anke is very unstable and have gone over on the side of it several times. Any advice, it is starting to get me down.
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