Stress fracture or ligament strain

bestway to get diagnosis?

8 messages
10/08/2012 at 21:00

Got pain on the boney bit on the top of my foot that doesn`t seem to be shifting. Hurting after 15 mins running even after a week of rest.

I can`t afford to go to a physio at the moment but I was thinking of going to minor injuries at the hospital to seek a diagnosis and ideally an xray. Is that a sensible way to get help?

10/08/2012 at 21:32

 the Egyptian toe, I remember you running in races near me. If your GP is in Sheffield , ask them to refer you to the Foot and Ankle Clinic .They have a great Physio/podiatry team with ulta-sound and Xray facilities. can rule out if boney or muscular.Team does clinics in town and Jordanthorpe.

10/08/2012 at 22:31

Thanks.I can`t go through the GP at the moment really (bit complicated) but I wonder if I can push for a referral through the minor injuries. Thanks.

11/08/2012 at 07:58

Thanks Cake. I reckon I`ll do that. Quite painful today after 4 miles yesterday. Just got to pick the best time to go to minor injuries.

13/08/2012 at 15:36
Had X-ray today. No break but it has made my autumn mara look very unlikely. Ta for advice.
13/08/2012 at 21:51

lookin like 2nd metatarsal ligament tear. but better than stress fracture.

14/08/2012 at 12:27
No. I was so relieved that it wasn't brok that I didn't ask. Just said proper rest so I'll avoid running for a week or 2.
14/08/2012 at 17:57

Not so sure that's better. Ligaments can take a long time to heal...

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