Podiatry/foot hurting

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Question
the side of my foot has been hurting and I cannot walk on it I went to the doctors they said soft tissue damage but it seems to be getting worse. should I go back? and should I get crutches?

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If you injured your foot and pain persists 3-5 days after the initial injury, I would return for further work-up.  Xrays should be performed to rule out fracture.  Ice the area 10-15 minutes per hour for 6 hours to reduce pain and swelling.  Use an ace wrap to compress the area if swollen.  Rest the foot and use an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen for pain reduction.  If the foot is too painful to walk on, then crutches should be obtained as well as a surgical shoe or walking boot.  If pain persists, then soft tissue damage should be ruled out with an MRI.  

Sincerely,
Dr. Leslie Johnston, DPM

Tampa, FL
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Leslie Johnston

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any podiatry related question. bunions, hammertoes, arthritis in foot and ankle, lumps and bumps, foot pain, ankle pain, neuromas, heel pain, plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot care, ulcers, neuropathy, charcot, ankle replacements, trauma, sports medicine, Achilles injuries, ankle sprains ect.

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Currently working as an Associate for Advanced Podiatry in Tampa, FL. Finished 3 year surgical residency with additional certification in rearfoot and ankle reconstruction. Worked in wound care clinic at Veteran's Hospital using advance wound care techniques.

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DPM degree earned from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine 2005-2009 completed 3 year podiatric medical and surgical residency training at James A. Haley VA 2009-2012. Board qualified status for American Board of Podiatric Surgeons in foot and rearfoot and ankle surgery 2012.

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1st runner up in Resident case presentations at annual Science and Management Symposium 2012 Who's who among colleges and universities 2009

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