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Tore ligaments in foot 4 weeks ago and have a pretty large lump below my ankle bone.


Posted by Elizabeth H.

When I went in to have it checked a few days after it happened, the dr wouldn't do x-rays because I am pregnant, but he looked it over and said it should be healed in a month.  It's been a month and the swelling is gone and I can walk on it with almost no pain, but the lump as I mentioned is still there and it hurts if I touch it.  I still cannot turn my foot inwards without pain (for example, I can't sit Indian style) or wear any kind of heeled shoe.  Is this normal?  Will it just take longer to heal?  I guess my main concern is that maybe this is worse than the dr thought?  Should I go back?
 
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You really need to get it rechecked. You should be able to get an xray with a lead apron covering your baby. Don't accept anything less than full evaluation.
i don't believe an x-ray is indicated here, Dr Richard if you follow the Ottowa rules, then the patient being ambulant discredits the use of an x-ray.  Your symptoms seem to be off soft tissue origin, as such, an x-ray would be useless.  An ultrasound scan, would be beneficial + pose no harm to your unborn child.
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