Injury from horse

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Hello,

Almost three weeks ago I injured my right foot from a horse stepping on it or striking it. I was standing next to her and something spooked her and all I felt was pain, so I'm unsure what she did in regards to stepping on it or hitting it. Afterward, it was obviously painful and I couldn't bear too much weight on it. Later that night it swelled as expected. It never resulted in too much bruising. I am unable to curl my toes still at this point, it is still somewhat sore to walk on and will still swell especially around my toes. If I am to active the entire foot will swell (equivalent to walking for ten minutes across campus). There was numbness and tingling for the first week and will still occasionally occur but has been replaced with a burning sensation (nerve damage?). X-rays showed no obvious breaks or fractures. I am scheduled with an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist. Any ideas? 

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    I imagine you will be offered further imaging such as MRI. I hope you are not waiting too long to see the specialist? It is best to get a diaganosis ASAP and start treatment of some kind. If you have to wait a long time, I would consider seeing the specialist privately. All the best.
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      I didn't purposely wait too long. I had my first appointment with my general practitioner two days after the incidence. They sent me home after a set of radiographs to determine if it was broken. Suggested RICE therapy. After 2 weeks of continued problems we rechecked at a general practitioner, repeated radiographs and started the process of getting in with a foot and ankle specialist. That took about a week. I saw the specialist today. I was placed in a boot and was told they will try to schedule an MRI but insurance may not allow it until I've been in the boot for 2 weeks. The thought is that there may be a fracture that wasn't visible on xray. 
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      Hello, yes, that all sounds good. I am pleased they are looking after you with a boot. I am careful as my diagnosis was missed on the NHS despite asking for MRI many times. I got my diagnosis 13 years after injury and had surgery in Feb. I will always trust my intuition with my healthcare now. Sounds like you are on the right track. My injury was a lisfranc ligament rupture but only visible via MRI, x-rays looked ok and I was treated as a sprain. I got arthritis and had an unstable foot, now surgically fixed! Best of luck with it.
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      I'm definitely worried about an injury such as that. My pain is primarily in that area. She was concerned about a stress fracture somewhere in that area or in the 3, 4, or 5 metatarsal area. It may be a few weeks before I get an MRI but if it's an injury like that I'll likely still be having some issues. The other theory was a contusion. 
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      If you would like to get more support on midfoot injuries, there is a Facebook page called the Lisfranc Fracture Club. Obviously you are not sure of your diagnosis yet but I think there are other people in that club that have had horse related injuries to the midfoot of various kinds...if it were me, I would want the MRI in the next day and to know ASAP but it sounds like you have to wait. 
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      Thanks I'll have to join that group! They were going to wait three weeks to even try to schedule. I asked to start the process today. As long as insurance will pay it may get scheduled in the next week or two versus 6 so that's better for sure!
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      The Lisfranc Club is brilliant, always my best resource...so ask questions there - people post photos of their injuries etc. Be aware that it is not a closed group though, so I use a different surname...
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