Sunday, 13 January 2008

Right forefoot contusion

Dave played soccer 2 days ago and had slight right forefoot pain during the match but completed the game despite the pain. The pain worsened in the evening and he was given a hot ointment (Methyl Salicylate) by his mother. He faithfully massaged his right foot with the ointment and found that the foot was swollen (the light shade in the picture). He limped into my clinic yesterday and I thought that he had had a fall and or suffered from a stress fracture of one of his metatarsal bones.

He had oedema and tenderness of the softhis 5th metatarsophalangeal joint and both 4th and 5th metatarsal bones.

He was given some RICE treatment, Arnica Comp gel and 5 days of NSAIDS to reduce the swelling and pain. He is expected to get much better and I will review his injury once the swelling subsides over the next 48 hours.

Interesting links:-
Jones Fracture

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