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Entire foot very swollen, dark reddish, burning crushing pain

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by sheilaanderson, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. sheilaanderson

    sheilaanderson New Member

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    On Feb. 14th I fell down stairs and had an avulsion ankle fracture. I wore a splint for 4 days and then a bootie after that. When the splint was taken off, my entire foot, ankle and lower leg were very swollen.

    After almost 8 weeks now, my ankle is healing and my lower leg is no longer swollen but my entire foot and ankle are just as swollen as before and when I stand up on my bootie (no moving) my foot burns and has a crushing pain and feels like it's going to explode so I can't stand for more than a minute. I have been in a wheelchair for the last almost two months. I've taken regular photos of my foot since 2/22/18 and my foot is just as swollen, darker-bluish-red-purple and extremely painful. I was told only my ankle broke (plus I tore some ligament and tendons). Is this normal to have such a swollen, painful foot after all this time? My toes look like little balloons, they are also swollen. Thanks
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Have you had any recent imaging done?

    Best advice, is to get to physical therapy and get it moving.

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