pain on top of foot sounds like rusty hinge

Almost 3 weeks ago I was at myrtle Beach and woke up and the top of my foot hurt. I couldn't bend any of my toes with slight numbness and when I would bend them down there was a noise; a rusty hinge sound that came from the top of my foot, you can also feel this when I would bend the big and 2nd toe down. Also, when I stepped down it would tingle. It had only slight swelling. I don't know how I could have hurt it, but I could have possibly been stung by something in the ocean. The day before I was in the water with my feet burried in the sand and thought I cut my 2nd toe on a shell. It burned and hurt for about 10 min. and that was it and I forgot about and never looked. 2 days later I thought about that when wondering how I had hurt my foot. The only thing on my toe was a small red dot. It still hurts and my 2 toes will cramp and stay bent unless I straighten them and I still feel and hear this hinge sound. I could really use some help since I can't get into the Dr. till end of this month and can't afford the E.R. Thanks for suggestion or help anyone can give. Pam

Posted By Pam B. on August 12, 2004 at 00:46:22:

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