While walking on April 24, at the beginning of the walk about 1/10 or 2/10 mile from home (using one crutch, as I am in the process of rehabilitating my Right knee from arthroscopic surgery while wearing crocks) something suddenly snapped in my left foot loud enough to be heard. I stopped briefly to comment to my husband that I had just experienced an odd double snap in the arch of my foot close to my heel. Upon starting to continue the walk, I experienced an intense pain that made it very challenging to simply return home. Since then I have had continous pain in my heel and occasionally in the arch. As wel as occasional pain in the Achiles Tendon area. Pushing off makes it worse. Ice rest and elevation are quite helpful. (especially at least three times a day. I can only tolerate standing for about 10 minutes before it begins to ache. Another detail, is the pain will frequently keep me awake at night. Especially if I have been on my feet a lot during the day. After the initial injury, I have been seen by my PCP who ordered x-rays which came back negative with the exception of a heel spur. Next, I was examined by a foot and ankle orthopedic specialist. He placed my foot in a fx boot. As well as ordered an MRI. One thing he mentioned proir to the MRI, was a flare up of my RSD. When I called to ask about the MRI results, he stated that I have a stress response and he wants me to continue wearing the boot until my next appointment. This information is confusing, as he didn't specify where, what joint and whether or not it was a soft tissue concern or not. Due to a personal illness my MRI follow up appointment was cx. I was advised to call back to reschedule after I am well.
Asked by patches1 - 0 answers - 5 years 5 weeks ago