I sprained my right metatarcil joint which is in the middle of the foot on
July 15 and it is not healed. I need some very structured advice please.
Its currently still slightly swollen. I still limp. Its very stiff in morning
and sore by end of the day. I wrap it in ace bandage when I know I am
going to be active,, doing fair amount of walking. I have a cane and was told
to use it if my foot hurts. I do not use it that often. I take relafin which
reduces the swelling. I have seen a chiropactic doc 3 times and he says to
'take it easy' and seek physical therapy which I started. I do not wakeboard.
I have had one visit to PT before 2 week vacation. I am scheduled for 5 more
visits during the next few weeks. It seems no one is giving me absolute
advice or wants to be responsible for their advice. Its all 'suggestions'. I
have an HMO.. Anyway I figure some advice from someone who 'has been there'
would be more helpful. Thanks!
Should I be using a cane as much as possible? I do not use it that much.
Should I be staying off my foot as much as possible? I drive 1.5 hours a day.
Should I be icing it every night?
How much of the physcical excersise should I be doing? I have simple PT
execercise to 'draw alphabet', pust against a wall, balance on stair edge
and roll towel up with toes.
It seems that I simply keep hurting the healing process by using it and I
cannot find the right line of whether to use it or not use it. What is this
line? Should I baby it as much as possible with minimal PT excercise?
Any advice to get this healed asap would be appreciated. Thanks.
BTW. I did it attempting an air 180 and caught the tip on landing which bent
my foot back in the binding. My foot came 1/2 out the binding which caused
the injury. That night I could barely walk. I went to hospital where doc
thought it was broken but X-rays and consult with another doc did not reveal
a broken bone. I was told swelling could hide a break. Could it still be
broken? I've never had this type of injury and maybe its just a slow process.
I'm just concerned that I will not have a permanent limp or limited motion.
Plus it sucks!
Thanks for any advice for web site with advice.