I am concerned that my girlfriend may have fractured her foot. We have been on holiday for 3 days now. Initially, we thought it was a sprained ankle while we were in the UK. The pain subsided on our first day, but it has gradually increased, and now she is experiencing pain while walking again. What is the solution for this ?
Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.
The first step is to get an X-ray done to help the doctor locate the injury and confirm the diagnosis of a fracture. Certain fractures may require surgery. If no fracture is found, wearing a moon boot can be beneficial. In the meantime, the patient should elevate their leg at a 45-degree angle while sleeping to reduce pain and consider taking painkillers if needed.