I landed awkardly (sat on it) on my left foot during football training earlier this week while going in for a tackle. Felt an immediate sharp pain which lasted a couple of minutes, but it gradually subsided and I was able to complete training, albeit with a little difficulty with my gait and putting pressure on my feet.
The pain got a little worse the next day, and I went in for an Xray at my military camp. The doctor affirmed that there was nothing serious with my injury, although i could spot a rather thick crack at the cubiod bone (the base bone where the 5th metatarsal bone ends). His argument: if the fracture was really that bad as shown on the xray, I would not be able to walk at all and should be feeling the pain constantly. He dismissed it as a foot contusion rather unprofessionally.
As of now, I can walk and bear pressure on my left feet, feeling a little pain at the outer balls of my feet when i toe-off, and no pain at all when i am standing or sitting. Also, I could almost walk normally the day before, but the pain returned this morning. There is a very slight swelling on the mid section of my left feet, but not noticeable. I have been iceing my leg periodically, and soaking it in ice water. The painkiller Mefenix has also been prescribed to me.
My question is: Do i carry symptoms of a cuboid fracture, has anyone had that injury before and can testify to that?
Also, can this type of injury be treated conservatively, or must it be surgical?
Looking forward to your expert opinions,thanks in advance!!
Asked by tahjiun - 3 answers - 9 years 3 weeks ago