Three or four weeks ago I fell at work...and then days later, fell down some steps at home. I know, I'm coordinated like that. Ever since the falls I've had pain that goes across the top of my foot. It's been a while now and the pain isn't getting better...but it's not getting worse either. What could it be?
The pain is weird, and it goes across the top of my foot. If I were wearing these sandals
, the straps would be right where the pain is (note: these are not MY sandals, they just serve as a visual aid). It generally doesn't hurt to walk, but at the end of the day my foot is usually sore if I've been walking a lot. What hurts the most is if my foot moves in a way that's uneven...for example, if I step down on an uneven surface and the left edge of my foot is higher than the right edge. Another extremely painful moment was when I was sitting with my foot sideways on the ground, and my three-year-old daughter sat on it. Normally that would be fine, but I howled in pain. It hurt like crazy.
My foot is just not getting better. I don't have a general doctor, so my options are wait it out or urgent care, and I really don't want to wait around urgent care if this is a problem that will resolve itself in another couple of weeks. Also, the pain is not excruciating...but it's not getting better, either.
How long does it take for a mildly injured foot to heal? Is there anything I can do (besides limiting walking) to help it heal? Put it up? Ice it? I have no idea. Help me out here, Metafilter.