Outside foot pain

I was running yesterday and tripped over the sidewalk and came down wrong on my right foot. Now I have this sharp pain that goes from the outside part of my foot( the right side of my right foot) It stems from under my ankle bone maybe a little infront of that but towards the bootom of my foot and it shoots across the bottom of my foot between my arch and heel all the way across. As a lift up my foot from putting pressure on it the pain than shoots up the side kind of behind my ankle bone up my calf. There is a slight bruise where the pain stems from but not very noticaeble unless in good light. Doesnt really hurt to bad to the touch only when pressure is applied and I cant step on it completely without it hurting extremely bad! I do not have insurance so I would rather not go to the doctor unless absolutely necessary. I have been icing it, taking ibuprofen and elevating it but the only time i get release is when I am sitting with it elevated. Some insight would be greatly apreciated! Thank you!

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  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your question. I highly recommend you go to a Doctor and get an Xray. If you in fact do have a fracture, you do not want to keep walking on it as this can impact the rate at which it heals. If the Xray is negative for a fracture you still may have a ligament or tendon injury that you will want to get checked out. Even though you do not have medical insurance there are still options for getting treatment at a reasonable cost.

    Many citites have teaching hospitals with clinics. Try to find an Orthopedic or Podiatry clinic, or if you contact a local Podiatrist ask for a reduced fee schedule that will cover the exam and xrays. In the mean time I would minimize your activity and try to bear as little weight on your foot as possible Good luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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