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    Yesterday afternoon I fell down a step and landed funny on my foot.
    I've looked online and I've decided that either I've Jones fractured it, or sprained it.. I don't think it's broken as I can't see any dodgy parts which a break would cause.
    I can move and stand on it, rest does help but makes it stiff and when I move there's sudden pain which hurts quite alot. I also can't bend one of my toes (the one next to the little one.. the others will go in when I tense and nothing in that area hurts but that one toe won't move).
    There is pain in general, when I move about and move my foot around but it isn't like I can't do it.. it hasn't exactly gotten better from last night when it was strapped up to tonight but has gotten better since the incident occurred. I also managed to walk around Sainsbury/Tesco last night (:


    I can't go to the hospital until tomorrow and I'm just wondering if it's worth going at all.

    Thanks
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      Yesterday afternoon I fell down a step and landed funny on my foot.
      I've looked online and I've decided that either I've Jones fractured it, or sprained it.. I don't think it's broken as I can't see any dodgy parts which a break would cause.
      I can move and stand on it, rest does help but makes it stiff and when I move there's sudden pain which hurts quite alot. I also can't bend one of my toes (the one next to the little one.. the others will go in when I tense and nothing in that area hurts but that one toe won't move).
      There is pain in general, when I move about and move my foot around but it isn't like I can't do it.. it hasn't exactly gotten better from last night when it was strapped up to tonight but has gotten better since the incident occurred. I also managed to walk around Sainsbury/Tesco last night (:


      I can't go to the hospital until tomorrow and I'm just wondering if it's worth going at all.

      Thanks
      From what you are saying I wouldn't bother.
      You don't sound like you meet the criteria for an X-0ray (which isnt to say someone wouldnt do one anyway) and its improving + you can walk on it.

      More likely to be ligament sprains.

      General advice is take painkillers, gentle mobilising but certainly go to your doctors if pain or problems persist or you feel its not improving.
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      (Original post by Anonymous)
      Yesterday afternoon I fell down a step and landed funny on my foot.
      I've looked online and I've decided that either I've Jones fractured it, or sprained it.. I don't think it's broken as I can't see any dodgy parts which a break would cause.
      I can move and stand on it, rest does help but makes it stiff and when I move there's sudden pain which hurts quite alot. I also can't bend one of my toes (the one next to the little one.. the others will go in when I tense and nothing in that area hurts but that one toe won't move).
      There is pain in general, when I move about and move my foot around but it isn't like I can't do it.. it hasn't exactly gotten better from last night when it was strapped up to tonight but has gotten better since the incident occurred. I also managed to walk around Sainsbury/Tesco last night (:


      I can't go to the hospital until tomorrow and I'm just wondering if it's worth going at all.

      Thanks
      I can't bend that one anyway. It's just the pain thats making you think you've done something to that toe. You'll be alright, just rest it.
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      I wouldn't bother for anything that seems to be a sprain, which to me s anything but rolling about in agony/being unable to walk. Try taping it for a few days, and if it doesn't improve see a doctor.
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      My mum did something similar to you recently and it turned out she broke a bone in her foot, so if it's really painful then it might be worth getting it checked out.
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      I did something like this and ignored it.
      Long story short, I got gangrene and my leg came off....
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      I can't bend that one anyway. It's just the pain thats making you think you've done something to that toe. You'll be alright, just rest it.
      The toe usually bends though.
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      I wouldnt say it is broken seeing as if it were you would be completly immobilised and in such pain that you wouldnt be tapping away on the pc. I would say its a sprain or a minor fracture. You should take a paracetemol and maybe if possible use a heat patch if it is a sprain this may fix it. But be carefull. I would say see a doctor at least if you dont want to go to the hospital. My knee got a good bashing yeara ago and about 3 years on it still gives me trouble today. When I walk it kind of goes like "woah" and I. Tend to verge on falling over.

      Just rest and take a paracetemol for pain. But get checked
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      Why do people think there is a difference between a fracture and a break? Medically the terms are interchangeable, but one sounds more technical than the other.

      Anyway, if you are able to weight bear and can move it, there's unlikely to be any serious damage going on. Give it a few days, with some painkillers, ice and gentle mobilisation, and if it's not better go to GP/WIC.
     
     
     
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