Fractured Foot pain

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Hello, 

My partner suffered an injury whilst at work, which has resulted in several fractured bones to the top section of his foot. This has been an ongoing problem for over 3 years... He has had the steroid injections several times but they barely relieve the pain for 3/4 days, let alone the weeks they’re supposed to. He is in constant agony, despite taking painkillers. He was told they don’t want to operate due to his age (27) as this will impact him in later life but the pain is getting too much and seems to only be getting worse. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what he can do to help relieve the pain? Please, I thank you for any suggestions in advance!! 

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    Get a second opinion from ad orthopedic doctor.

     

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    That sounds crazy to me. Not sure where you live however sounds like UK. I would find a good foot and ankle orthopedist. Good luck! Sounds like to me it is difficult to attain specialists in UK. 
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    Thank you for your replies. We are in the UK. We are currently looking into obtaining a second opinion, but as said, it is appearing more difficult than expected! I believe the reason for the non-operation is due to when the original X-Rays were carried out, the foot was too swollen to actually pick up any broken bones/fractures, and he was then refused a second X-Ray later on. Have either of you got any suggestions for pain relief in the meantime? Many Thanks! smile
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      Advil, ice and elevation however 3 years is a long time for someone so young. Advil on a full stomach because he does not need stomach issues as well.  I wonder if he has fasciaitis because of gingerly walking. Really need a foot specialist. Please let us know!! 
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    Hi Adam.  I had a similar accident over12 years ago at work I thought I was lucky as I didn’t break any bones. But 12 years on I’ve just had to have mid foot fusion as I’ve found out all the cartilage was damaged which didn’t show on  X-rays. Also I’ve now found I can’t claim damages as it’s been to long, so if you haven’t reported it to your company’s insurance do so now. As I’ve been told I will probably be off work for about a year.

      I was referred to university college London Hospital they have been exceptional 

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    I have had two lots of mid foot surgery.  I had had steroid injections prior to surgery too, but minimal if any relief.  Thus I went down the surgery path.  It is a long time healing - say 6-8 weeks non weight bearing.  I recommend a knee scooter during this phase.  The foot will still be sore and numbness can happen as a result of the surgery, but over a couple of months, this will lessen or disappear.  The foot is quite complicated hence the long healing process.  I have no regrets having surgery as my pain prior to surgery was debilitating (yes, I had fractures that healed but arthritis set in).  Go to a couple of surgeons for advice but I highly recommend it.  Patience is a virtue as foot surgery takes a long time to heal but the benefits outweigh the inconvenience.
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