On 12th June At night while I was asleep my right leg got numb,I was in sleep or what I dont know I stood on my right leg putting all my weight on right leg as it was numb I instantly fell on ground and my ankle swelled up like this(plz see pic attached). Than next day I went to a doc and he gave me medicines and asked me to put ice pack 4 -5 times daily for 10mins I did all. But still my ankle was paining everyday as I was going to office.
As the pain lasted he asked for x-Ray I got that done there was something in that he said some infection is visible than he asked for Uric acid test it was all ok.Than he asked to go for MRI I got it done in MRI these lines were written
"Marrow edema/contusion in cuboid and neck of talus with Undisplaced fracture of cuboid
bone " than I put plaster on my legs for 14 days now plaster removed but still heels are paining when I walk and its paining not initially but as I walk 20-30 steps it starts paining.
Request docs to please advise?
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Your mri and clinical picture indicate fracture cuboid bone which is a bone in the foot area. Fracture usually take 6 weeks to unite partially and upto 3 months to unite fully. If the pain is in the area of the initial swelling, it indicates it may be due to the cuboid, of it is in the sole of foot, it could be due to plantar fascitis. Will need to examine you clinically to ascertain cause of pain. And maybe even a repeat x ray of foot AP and oblique views.
Good to hear that finally after investing so much money and pain the actual thing (fracture) was diagnosed and rectified. Please go through another investigation to make sure that the fracture has finally healed and no contusion left. usually after so much days of immobilization the joint becomes stiff. in your case "ANKLE JOINT" has become stiff but not the soft tissue i.e your Skin it has further become softer and now provides less cushion to inner structures.
My advise to you would be do ankle pump exercises regularly (i.e moving foot up and down through the full range) and do immerse your foot in warm water (be sure to check the temperature, Should not be to HOT) for about 5 minutes and apply moisturising cream / coconut oil afterwards in a circular manner. especially over heel area (as that is going to help retain skin integrity).
IF THE FRACTURE IS NOT HEALED, you may go to orthopedician for further surgical intervention and pursue further. or give fracture some more time to heal by self by immobilizing few weeks more.
Till time you can consult any Occupational Therapist / Physical Therapist, if restricted for bearing complete weight on Right leg you may have to seek other walking Aid temporarily
Get another imaging investigation done so as to confirm the repair. Continue the exercises above and also use a comfortable soft insole and airy shoes (running shoes) to be precise as they provide the maximum cushioning and support. and don't worry if the fracture is healed the pain will eventually ween off within a week.
DON'T TRY TO JUMP ON YOUR RIGHT LEG, DON'T WEAR ANY TYPE OF HEELS IN FOOTWEAR, PREFER COMFORTABLE CUSHIONED FOOTWEAR, and WHEREVER POSSIBLE DO ANKLE PUMP EXERCISE. STAY HEALTHY
Plz consult other orthopaedic surgeon doctor ad use ankle immobiliser( ankle supporter) for ur walking and standing.
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