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can you still bend your toes? I dropped a chair on my foot today and its bruised and swollen and quite tender. I havent been able to take my shoe off as my foot swelled to the shape of my shoe lol,…
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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
can you still bend your toes?

I dropped a chair on my foot today and its bruised and swollen and quite tender. I havent been able to take my shoe off as my foot swelled to the shape of my shoe lol, didn't want to not be able to get it on again. Have took shoe off now and have foot elevated and a tubigrip bandage thing-have worn it a couple of hours and taking it off now for bed.

anyway yeh, would i still be able to wiggle my toes if I'd broken anything?
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banned7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
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#1
yes....unless its severed
1 Like #2
you can only tell for sure if something is broken by having an xray.

my daughter hurt her foot by jumping on it from a height, it swelled up and she couldnt walk on it.

Hospital said it was just a sprain. They advised to take ibruprofen to reduce the swelling and to elevate it. Cold compress too if it was very uncomfortable. Took about two/three weeks before she was walking on it, six weeks before all the bruising and swelling and weakness had eased... it's still slightly weaker than her other 18 months later.
#3
Yes and no. Chances are you have just bruised it but maybe damaged your ligaments or metatarsals. There isn't much you can do apart from rest it.
banned#4
hmm interesting, I'm just bloomin accident prone, wherever I go!

will see how it looks in the morning and decide then whether to pop to A and E.
banned#5
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Yes and no. Chances are you have just bruised it but maybe damaged your ligaments or metatarsals. There isn't much you can do apart from rest it.


Thats what I thought, not sure my lecturers would like me missing uni but it bloomin hurts!
#6
If the bruise has turned black it's a good chance something could be broken, get yourself to the hospital for an X-ray.
#7
H_K
Thats what I thought, not sure my lecturers would like me missing uni but it bloomin hurts!


we were advised that if you can walk on it, you should, as it needs to be exercised to get better x x
#8
H_K
Thats what I thought, not sure my lecturers would like me missing uni but it bloomin hurts!


If its the QMC then you better start queuing now!:-D
#9
yup when I was younger I broke several of the smaller bones on the top of my foot when I went over my handle bars of my bike. Didn't realise it untill about 6 months later when I had an x ray for something else!!

For the reckord I did wonder wh it was so blomin sore!
#10
A friend of mine broke a bone in his foot on the first day of his skiiing holiday. He didn't knwo it was broken until it swelled up a week later and he had an x-ray! He carried on skiiing as he didn't know!
I walked in to the handle of a dumbell (twice, one with each foot!) two days ago and the pain in the top of my foot was excruciating. The next morning I couldn't walk on it and thought it was broken. By evening though it was a lot better and although bruised it's fine. Best wishes with it.
#11
If your worried...go to A and E (you might see me LOL)Broken MT's can be a nightmare and if left made need surgical intervention
Saying that I have seen lots of people who claim sprains are worse than breaks!
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OMG, Why are you listeding to all this Crap.
Of course you can break your bone from dropping an object on it, in fact you may have broken several bones. You have very little soft tissue on the top of yoour foot so if you have a large amount of swelling there is cause for concern. Also to say walk on it, is just crazy... I have seen people walking into casualty with broken legs arms all the time. If you have a broken bone/bones then you will need to see a doctor, a casualty doctor. If it's t the small bones at the end of your toes that are broken they will just be imobilsed if its your great toe then plaster is required, even your smaller toes soemtimes need wires to repair, if fratures (breaks same thing)are not treated properly they can lead to Arthritis in the future. The top (Dorsum) of your foot , if broken would require a plaster and you will be making the situation worse by walking.
Get a medical opinion, do not bother asking advise on forums like this as you risk getting miss information from anyone who thinks they have a modicum of medical knowledge. NHS Direct number is 0845 46 47 they will tell you to go to casualty by the way. But call them in future that is their job and they are trained nurses and doctors. Go to A & E. In the mean time Rest, ellivate your leg above your heart, apply (peas wrapped in a towel, for no longer that ten mins, four times a day avoiding your extremeties toes), adn take pain killers as prescribed by doctor
banned#13
I've broken quite a few bones never once have they bothered treating it, just tell me to take some paracetamol and ibuprofen. Not broken any of the major bones though just my hand, foot, rib and collar bone
#14
Now then this is where this is just silly and proves my point. There are major structues around your clavicle (collar bone, which can compramise blood supply and nerves) which is why you would have had an x ray to establish if you needed surgery or not. Not every case is the same. There are also some minor bones in your hands that often will heal with no intervention the same as some bones in the meta tarsals. Ribs can cause damage to the undelying tissue or perforate a lung so again a diagnosis is required. Do not try and treat yourself.
banned#15
Sparkle n dazzle
Now then this is where this is just silly and proves my point. There are major structues around your clavicle (collar bone, which can compramise blood supply and nerves) which is why you would have had an x ray to establish if you needed surgery or not. Not every case is the same. There are also some minor bones in your hands that often will heal with no intervention the same as some bones in the meta tarsals. Ribs can cause damage to the undelying tissue or perforate a lung so again a diagnosis is required. Do not try and treat yourself.


For my collar bone I did have an x-ray and two consultants argued over whether my aorta had been yanked out of my heart from the impact :thinking:

For my rib no, I just put up with only being able to breath half way
#16
Yes good advice sparkle n dazzle, but I think lumoruk is like me will only go to hospital if 3 steps from death. Between skate boarding BMXing and fighting I must have broke more bones than I care to remember just hospitals and doctors are not my thing. You know its bad when you wake up and your nose is flush with your cheek but a lolly stick and some gaffer tape sorted me out.

So if it worries you get it seen too, if not give it time and your body will heal itself.
#17
Exactly, which just confirms you need to get advise from a doctor, unless you have a medical degree don't risk giving advise that will prevent someone getting the treatment they may need. And as to your aorta being yanked out of your heart, you would have been dead mate, in about two mins, think you may have that one wrong.
#18
Right i'm off to bed, obviously talking to a bunch of students who think they know better and are indistructable..By the way I am qualified to give advise so your choice if you want to listen or not....
banned#19
i have a degree in sexual healing!!

anyway i mashed my big toe up and couldnt move it for about 4 weeks and couldnt play footy for 8 weeks doc said no broken bones or owt just heavily vruised said he cant believe i didnt break it or owt.

anyway ice pack it, dont put heat on it, and do the hot/cold method...theyll prob send you home and give you some pain killers...but just go to a walk in centre or A&E best bet.

worst case, somethings damaged and the more weight you put on it and dont diagnose it, you'll permanently damage it and it will affect you throughout your life.
banned#20
Sparkle n dazzle
Exactly, which just confirms you need to get advise from a doctor, unless you have a medical degree don't risk giving advise that will prevent someone getting the treatment they may need. And as to your aorta being yanked out of your heart, you would have been dead mate, in about two mins, think you may have that one wrong.


haha I don't know they mentioned some thing about my heart and something being pulled
#21
Sparkle n dazzle
Right i'm off to bed, obviously talking to a bunch of students who think they know better and are indistructable..By the way I am qualified to give advise so your choice if you want to listen or not....


I have not been a student for a long time now. The NHS is a mess at the best of times so I choose not to use the services unless I need too. Not been to the doctors since 1999. Yes I have done some silly things in the past. As for the OP if it was so bad she wouldn't have waited all evening to post and asked for advice here if it was that bad. She asked for our advice and we gave it. You have your views and other people have theirs. Millions of people hurt themselves everyday and many dont have the option of medical help. So people have mad there views and the op can decide what she wants to do.
#22
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I have not been a student for a long time now. The NHS is a mess at the best of times so I choose not to use the services unless I need too. Not been to the doctors since 1999. Yes I have done some silly things in the past. As for the OP if it was so bad she wouldn't have waited all evening to post and asked for advice here if it was that bad. She asked for our advice and we gave it. You have your views and other people have theirs. Millions of people hurt themselves everyday and many dont have the option of medical help. So people have mad there views and the op can decide what she wants to do.


+1. The OP asked for ADVICE not a medical diagnosis. :-D
#23
Sparkle n dazzle
Right i'm off to bed, obviously talking to a bunch of students who think they know better and are indistructable..By the way I am qualified to give advise so your choice if you want to listen or not....


I dislike the whole "I know best" thing.

If OP asks for other's opinions, other's opinions is what she will get.

She knows perfectly well if she needs a doctor or a hospital where to access those things.

If you're going to take a high and mighty attitude you may need to accept that people arent "indistructible", nor are they indestructible. That people don't ask for advise, they ask for advice. Information sharing and advice giving are two distinctly separate things. And calling half of HUKD "a bunch of students" may not be a very democratic thing to do. People post here to share their feelings, their thoughts and to chat just as they do to friends.... not because they believe we are all medically trained or legally qualified ( though some of us are ).

What they then choose to do regarding their bodies or their life choices, is as always down to the individual concerned. People here just listen and try to help one another. Not a good idea to look down on that, in my opinion.
#24
I did not say all of HUKD were all students, I said the people who I were talking to at that time were students, as that is what they indicated in their post. Plus my sharing of advise was to ensure the safety of the poster and to prevent them from having any worsening of their injury or problems in the future. The advise I gave was no different to the others, except it was right. It is up to the poster who they listen to, I have no vested interest in anything but the health of the poster. The only reason I gave advise was because the advise given was wrong. I am sure anyone in the same position as me would have done the same, to promote the well being of others. If you want to talk about high and mighty then that is what you are doing with me, because I have a diffenrent opinion to those that posted, which resulted in unsafe advise for the poster.
#25
PS Was not looking down on anyone, nor giving a diagnosis as that would have been impossible. Which is why I said see a doctor
#26
Actually I was a bit efficious, just read my posts back. I guess I was a bit wound up that night. Remove all the ranting and just read the advise as it is valid...Hope you are ok...:thumbsup:
#27
GAVINLEWISHUKD
I have not been a student for a long time now. .


Does that sound like a student to you?

gemmyw
If your worried...go to A and E (you might see me LOL)Broken MT's can be a nightmare and if left made need surgical intervention
Saying that I have seen lots of people who claim sprains are worse than breaks!


Does that sound like a student to you?

Sparkle n dazzle
OMG, Why are you listeding to all this Crap.


Does that sound like polite and caring advice?

What you actually meant to say with this post was, "OP, how is your foot doing today?"

Just woulda been far nicer. Why else post on here? I don't see any reason for anyone to come here just to abuse or insult others. No sense in it.
#28
Sparkle n dazzle
Actually I was a bit efficious, just read my posts back. I guess I was a bit wound up that night. Remove all the ranting and just read the advise as it is valid...Hope you are ok...:thumbsup:


yah, precisely.

Anyway, welcome to HUKD. Hope you like it here... lots of people sharing their personal insights and opinions. It can be interesting at times. :thumbsup:
#29
Sparkle n dazzle
I did not say all of HUKD were all students, I said the people who I were talking to at that time were students, as that is what they indicated in their post. Plus my sharing of advise was to ensure the safety of the poster and to prevent them from having any worsening of their injury or problems in the future. The advise I gave was no different to the others, except it was right. It is up to the poster who they listen to, I have no vested interest in anything but the health of the poster. The only reason I gave advise was because the advise given was wrong. I am sure anyone in the same position as me would have done the same, to promote the well being of others. If you want to talk about high and mighty then that is what you are doing with me, because I have a diffenrent opinion to those that posted, which resulted in unsafe advise for the poster.


Speechless!

You didn't even answer the question asked!
#30
Sorry I thought I did, see below. with the pMT bits removed....

You have very little soft tissue on the top of yoour foot so if you have a large amount of swelling there is cause for concern. . If you have a broken bone/bones then you will need to see a doctor, a casualty doctor. If it's t the small bones at the end of your toes that are broken they will just be imobilsed if its your great toe then plaster is required, even your smaller toes soemtimes need wires to repair, if fratures (breaks same thing)are not treated properly they can lead to Arthritis in the future. The top (Dorsum) of your foot , if broken would require a plaster and you will be making the situation worse by walking.
Get a medical opinion NHS Direct number is 0845 46 47 . they are trained nurses and doctors. In the mean time Rest, ellivate your leg above your heart, apply (peas wrapped in a towel, for no longer that ten mins, four times a day avoiding your extremeties toes), and take pain killers as prescribed by doctor

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