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2bunghard posted:
Hi, I had the corner of a picture, wood framed, fall on the left side of my right foot on 8/20/12, I still fell slight pain and a little tingling. I had it ex rayed on 8/20/12, no broken bones seen at time, but how would I know if I have a hair line fracture?

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Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS responded:
Hello,

If you are still having pain, then I would suggest returning to your doctor or seeing an orthopaedic specialist. Hairline fractures often are not as apparent on xrays until 14 days or 2 weeks after the injury. So, check with your doctor if you are still having trouble.

In the meantime, you may want to wear shoes that are firm to give the foot extra support.

Dr. Wilmarth


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