Hi, i blocked a shot playing football which inturn twisted my foot outwards. Initially i thought that id sprained my ankle, but slowly i realised the pain was on the top of my foot and not my ankle. It tends to hurt when i bend my foot downwards or upwards. Can you tel me what you think the damage is? And How can i help its recovery? How long does this normally take to heal?
You could have a fracture so I would see a podiatrist for an x-ray. You likely pulled and strained the tendons and muscles on the top of the foot. Decrease your activities, use ice and see your podiatrist. These conditions can last a week or longer but you need to make sure there is no fracture.
Marc Katz, DPM
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