Jump to content

Now much pain from a broken foot bone?


  • Please log in to reply
17 replies to this topic

#1 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

So if you've broken a bone in your foot (or anywhere I suppose) and it wasn't diagnosed straight away how much pain were you in. Did it get progressively worse?

I was lifting up our kitchen bin this morning and the handle broke on it and the main part of the (full to capacity, overflowing) bin hit my foot, probably from about mid-thigh height. I reckon it probably weighed 30 or so kg. It really hurt a the time, the pain subsided, and although it's hurt a bit to walk on today it has mainly been Ok. It is now starting to swell and is hurting, well, rather a lot. I can put up with it, but I am staring to wonder if maybe I've fractured a small bone. It kind of caught my foot right on the edge of the bottom of the bin, so only one specific part of my foot took the impact IYKWIM.

Guess if it swells more and hurts more I'll be off to the GP tomorrow, but of course, I'm curious of others' experiences with minor fractures. You can see an indented mark on my foot where the edge of the bin hit it, but it hasn't really bruised much, which I have been surprised about.

#2 Ice Queen

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

I broke the 5th metatarsal (no idea how you spell that) in my foot.  

It freakin killed!  Total agony.  I did it playing netball at night, went home and went to bed with ice on it just thinking I had twisted something.  By the morning it was black and blue and I couldn't put any weight on the foot at all.  Not even a limp, I had to hop.  Off I hopped to work (my Dh gave me a lift on a scooter!).  My boss took one look at it, called me a cab and sent me to the ER where it was diagnosed as broken.  I was in a lot of pain and it was incredibly swollen.

Anyway hope yours is okay but go and get an xray.  I doubt you could put weight on it of it was broken.

#3 The Old Feral

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Foot injuries can be incredibly painful and crippling without a bone being broken.

I once had what was eventually diagnosed as a bad sprain.  I couldn't properly weight bear on that foot for more than a month!  It was so tender and so slow to recover I was convinced something was broken, as was my physio who saw me go grey every time she pressed it..... so xrays were done twice and nope, definitely no break.  It's never been quite the same since, either.

I hope for your sake there's nothing broken OP, but that doesn't necessarily mean you don't have a few ouchy weeks ahead of you!

#4 Grant Me Wings

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

I had a fracture in my foot that took a while to be diagnosed.

I seriously contemplated trying to cut my foot off. DH could not sleep in the same bed as me because just having the sheet move caused so much pain I was sobbing.

So in short, it really, really hurts.

#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Thanks. Maybe it's just soft tissue then, hope so.

Edited by Jemstar, 23 January 2013 - 08:01 PM.


#6 ~sydblue~

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:03 PM

I walked on a broken bone for 2wks and in that time walked 10km every few days, before it was found to be broken. My foot hurt a tiny little bit, but not much.

#7 Berndt Tőst

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

I've fractured a bone on the outside of my foot. It swelled up and ached badly for a day or two, then gradually lessened over a couple of weeks.
There was no treatment, it was just a matter of waiting for it to heal. My GP recommended crutches, but I found them too annoying and just hobbled carefully. Your case sounds quite similar to mine so it could indeed be a break.

#8 LittleRB

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:07 PM

I had a few small fractures in my foot bone after "saving" DS - he tried to pull a heavy screen on top of him and I stuck my leg out so it wouldn't hit him - my foot took the whole weight of this falling screen (it weighs about 20-30kg).

Didn't know it was fractures for a few months - maybe 2 before I got a scan? It hurt like hell but only when I "stepped" on it a certain way. Couldn't wear heels at all - lived in flats - but I assumed I had sprained/internally bruised it because I could still walk (or hobble on some days).

Didn't have any bruising (I don't bruise easily). No dents or anything else amiss e.g. wonky looking toes.


#9 Mamabug

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

I broke a bone in my left foot three years ago. I couldn't get up and needed an ambulance as I obviously also couldn't drive a manual car.

It hurt. Really hurt. Really, really hurt. It still hurts some days now.

#10 Feral_RosieC

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:37 PM

I broke my navicular bone.  As I fell down a flight of stairs, I thought I had sprained BOTH my ankles (yes I hurt both my feet).  After 2 days of sitting on the lounge with frozen peas and other various frozen things, and taking Nurofen and not sleeping, I went to the doctor.  

As I could wriggle my toes, I didn't think I had broken anything (you know, cause I once watched a medical show which made me an expert on all things medical).  To my utter disgust, I had broken my right navicular bone and tore all the ligaments in the left foot.  Strangely enough, it was  the left foot which hurt more than the break.    Also, because I was walking around (to go to the toilet and to get more frozen things and Nurofen) despite being very tender, I still didn't think I had any broken bones.  

I ended spending about 12 weeks in a cast - it took AGES to heal.  

Good luck OP, hope your foot is okay, but it probably wouldn't hurt to get it checked out to be sure.



#11 unicorn

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

I broke the two bones in my heel and walked on it until I got told off by medical staff for doing so, I didn't know it was broken. It did hurt but not excruciatingly so.

#12 Ice Queen

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:49 PM

QUOTE (stopwhiningatme @ 23/01/2013, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I broke the same bone as Ehill.  Well, I always say the kids broke it, but that's another story.   Agony.  No way could I walk on it.


Awful isn't it.  I still have a lump out the side of the foot.  I did it about 8yrs ago and it took such a long time to properly heal and I ended up having to see a physio as I stuffed my knees and back by walking incorrectly.  It was probably 6mo before I even attempted highheel shoes.

*sigh* memory of my last ever game of netball......a game for the under 30's I decided the next day.   sad.gif

#13 i-candi

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

I broke a bone in my right foot - the right hand side half way down (how's that for medical jargon lol).

I could not put any weight on it at all and had to go to the ER department (I was in a different state at the time to my home). Had to have crutches but foot was only wrapped in bandage. There was hardly any swelling or bruising.

Had to have 4 weeks off work as I wasn't medically fit for work!

#14 josh2003

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:20 PM

I broke a bone in my foot trying to catch a can of soup that fell out of a top shelf. It hurt at the time but I was on the phone so just tried to ignore it. Then it swelled and looked like the skin was going to puncture, so I went to hospital and had it xrayed.

It wasn't excruciating, and I've certainly had far worse pain.

#15 solongsuckers

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:27 PM

DH broke a bone in his foot a few years ago and he couldn't walk on it. He couldn't drive his car as he couldn't push the clutch in with it.

BUT, he broke his ankle last week and they told him there was evidence of an old break in the side of his foot (opposite foot to the one he broke a few years ago). He had no knowledge of having broken anything in that foot before so obviously it is possible to break it and not really know for sure it is broken.

I suppose it depends where you break it.

#16 FearsomeFeralFreak

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

I had a compound fracture in my foot 6 years ago. Fell down stairs, pregnant carrying my toddler- there was blood everywhere! It hurt like hell that first hour or so, (much swearing) but I didn't think it was broken. I presumed I had landed on something hence the blood.
DH was away, I knew there was no way I could drive with it but it didn't hurt badly enough to be a break (so I thought).
I hobbled around ok, washed it as well as I could (hard when you are 7 months pregnant), waited the 3 days till DH came home.
I asked him to look at the bottom of my foot and he freaked and took me to a doctor, who sent me for x-rays. Yes it was definitely broken.

I have had worse pain. So, yes, yours could definitely be broken!

#17 kadoodle

Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I finished a game of basketball with a broken ankle. Sometimes your brain just compartmentalises pain because it has more exciting things to deal with.

#18 MooGuru

Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:36 PM

I dropped an ikea flat pack from about shoulder height onto my foot. Hurt like buggery at the time but DH had told me moments earlier in a particularly condescending manner to be careful, so obviously I refused to acknowledge it was hurt. Your description sounds similar to my experience, I didn't have a break but had soft tissue damage, some nerve and ligament damage and possible chip or cracked bone (cant remember which) but dr never sent for xray, just said he would do that of it didn't improve.
I broke my hand and only realises because I couldn't move my fingers. Much less painful that a sprain with tendon damage!




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

We can reduce gender inequality in housework – here’s how

Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

How to tell a million people: 'We're Having a Baby!'

Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Mum's instinct busts hospital protocol

A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying in hospital in a neck-brace wasn't enough to stop her from breastfeeding.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Photographer's charming photos of son's adventures with his toy truck

An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Teenage boy has foetus removed from stomach

A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.

Your one-year-old is more creative than you might think

Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.

Researchers claim controlled crying 'does no harm'

The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

Henry, 3, had a tummy ache. Within hours he was dead

Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.

Husband shot obstetrician who saw wife naked

A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.

This 6-month-old just became 'the youngest water-skier'

First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.

The bedtime bottle: will it really make your baby sleep?

How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?

Why new mum Anne Hathaway cried at the gym

She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.

An intimate story of infertility, told from a man's perspective

In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.

Does this photo offend you?

Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.

Baby boy's birth filled with joy and sadness

It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness. 

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.