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Comment from: shazza, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 01

Severe pain when I came to. Hard to walk on, at this stage didn't realize was broken. Pain intensifying, nausea. Could not touch area, foot swelling like a balloon, and broken bone on outside of right foot. Foot in cast and on crutches. Slightly can weight bear (nearly 2 week). Cannot work for up to eight weeks. Constant pain and tingling in foot.

Comment from: Zumeraga, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 28

I was going up a flight of stairs at work. I made it up the first landing and was turning and rotating my foot for the second landing, and felt and heard a loud "POP' in my left foot. Immediately after, I felt severe pain and swelling in foot and ankle. Went to dispensary the next day and told I had broken the foot and ankle. Now I'm in a "moon boot" with crutches.

Comment from: sorefoot, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

I had a brick fall on my foot and now it is swollen and bruised. It is extremely sore and it is hard to walk. I am waiting for my doctor to get my X-ray results. Ouch!

Comment from: Layback76, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

Don't really know how I broke the 5th metatarsal. It started to hurt a bit while walking to the train station. I work as a security guard so was on my feet much of the night. By the end of the night my foot really hurt. Being a dumb male, I waited for seven weeks before seeing a doctor, and four more weeks after that before seeing a podiatrist. He assumed that there was no break since I had been walking on it all that time. An X-ray was finally taken 10 days later that showed a clear break. I've been wearing a walking boot for the last three months with only partial healing. Surgery to have a screw implanted has been brought up as a possibility.

Comment from: Nancy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 13

I rolled my right foot at work and since I think I'm superwoman, I assumed I just sprained it. It took a while but it healed. I still had problems (soreness, weak, etc.) but never went to the doctor. I finally relented and went to a specialist. He took x-rays and told me I had broken it and promptly put me in a boot cast so I could still walk/work.

Comment from: Dee, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 15

I slipped and fell on a hidden step in a hot tub and broke my 4th and 5th metatarsals. I was given a black boot and crutches. After 4 weeks, the X-ray showed not much healing. Now after six weeks it's still painful and swelling every day. I have an appointment to see an orthopedic surgeon so not sure what will happen next.

Comment from: Margie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I was at the beach. I was seating on a deck in a steel bar stool, When I got up I didn't know my skirt was caught in the chair , as I ascended the steps on the deck the chair followed me and landed on my foot. I have never felt that kind of pain in my life. My foot swelled up 3 times bigger than it was normally. The outcome was to have surgery on my foot within 10 days or I wouldn't be able to walk on that foot again. I had pins and a rod put in my foot and was told I should not put any pressure on my foot for three months. I am now in a boot that I can only take off at bed time and in the shower. The pain after surgery was very hard. I have eight more weeks before I can walk again.

Comment from: Barbie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I hyper-extended my foot falling down some stairs, causing a broken foot.

Comment from: Cindy, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 14

I fell when my foot went into a small pothole. I got up and tried to walk and fell again. By the time I was X-rayed, the doctors tell me that my foot was broken in three places.

Comment from: lakegirl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I walk three miles, five days per week with my dog. My foot began to hurt like a strained muscle. My doctor finally convinced me to get an X-ray, which revealed that my foot is broken. Now I'm in a cast. I can't wait until this is over.


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