Re: need to know if foot may be broken

This does sound like an injury, either soft tissue (ligament, tendon) or bone. Without an examination, it would be difficult to be sure.

Is there some reason you do not want an x-ray? An MRI does not involve using radiation (it is a powerful magnet) but is much more expensive. A diagnostic ultrasound also does not use radiation but is usually more expensive than an xray. Both can show soft tissue damage where and x-ray can not.

In the event of injury finding out what is the injury and the extent are the first part of figuring out what treatment is necessary.

I recommend you see a podiatrist or orthopedist for further evaluation and treatment recommendations.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on May 09, 2004 at 15:10:38:

In Reply to: need to know if foot may be broken posted by doug on May 08, 2004 at 19:02:48:

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