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Could it be a broken leg after all?

Could it be a broken leg after all?
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Could it be a broken leg after all?

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Allison from East Palatka, Florida has been in pain since an injury, despite a clear x-ray. Could her leg be broken after all? Dr. Foreman is here to help!

Question: I injured my lower leg and foot three weeks ago and still can not walk on it. I’m still in a lot of pain and my leg is still bruised and swollen. Had an X-ray and they said nothing is broken. It is a burning kind of pain. When I try to put pressure on my foot to walk sends pain up through my foot. Just don’t know what to do.

Dr. Foreman says:

A: Did you see an orthopedist? If not, then you need to. There are a couple of possibilities here. You could have a small fracture that the initial x-rays missed, or you could have a soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) injury which would not show up on x-rays. In either case, your best bet is an evaluation by an orthopedist.

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