... I fractured a bone in my foot behind my middle toe behind the joint and big bone... basically the ball of my foot rocks to it. Went a day and a half till my foot felt like walking on painful jelly from the swelling to get me to go to the ER! Yeah we fibro people are stubborn when we get hurt. But, now I also have atrophy in my leg muscles. Even in an open cast that i can take off (big mistake probably on their part. Because I do take it off a lot.) and I constantly kick my toes on stuff or my dog will lay on my foot. Why is it so hard to sit still when we finally do get hurt and have to stay still? This is so confusing!!! Help I need advice! And I didn't get my shin x-rayed/ and where I had an indention has excruciating pain! And that means bad of course. Swells up down repeats constantly... everything on my foot is numblilke. Or semi-desensitized for some reason??
Have you gone to a podiatrist about your foot ?
It is uncommon for Fibro patients to be on crutches.
I had two foot surgeries in 4 months time span & yes I had to be on crutches for about 5 months & they killed my arms & neck. I believe you said you went to the ER, usually they always have you follow up with a podiatrist.
I decided that it was causing me too much pain in my arms & shoulders so 2 months into it that I would atop wearing it... Big Mistake... Follow your doctors orders... You might see if the can prescribe me Voltran gel it helps alot with the pain.
Make sure that you keep your foot elevated as much as possible & keep ice on it 20 min. On & 20 min off it will help with the swelling... Also try & keep the ugly clunky boot on anytime you get up & move around even at home.
Good luck, Kathy
You are having a hard time staying still? try to watch some movies, just to keep you still and keep the foot elevated (as butterflygirl said) no matter what.
also, if your shin still hurts and it is swollen, go back to the ER, have it x-rayed. also, the boot is a cumbersome thing, I know, but keep it on.
I broke one of my toes (i've fibro, too) and had to wear one of those lovely boots for a couple months, and it really helped to stabilize my whole foot. I even wore that boot to bed.
get yourself back to the ER if you are still having swelling issues after a few days.
you got good advice from butterflygirl (hope I got the name right) so heed her advice. stay off that foot!
hope you heal quickly.
Whenever one wears a boot or cast, the muscles atrophy. Once they are done and the injury heals, you rebuild the muscle. It will be improved steadily depending on whether you do the needed exercises or not. Right now concentrate on getting that leg looked at. we know you are stubborn. But I don't recall you saying you weren't smart. lol. Will wait to hear your answer. Karen
Good advice from everyone. I didn't hear you say that you are going to stay off of your feet. I only heard excuses which don't give any good reasons for not doing it. Your boyfriend's boys don't have to be your responsibility. Ask your boyfriend for help. If you need to eat and drink every few hours, then get what you need by your chair. Have someone bring by all plastic utensils and paper plates and cups. Do you have any friends who might stop by to help you? Being stubborn is just an excuse for going through your pain a lot longer. I hope that you listen to people.
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