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Foot Consult today. - vickinat - 01-10-2008 07:36 PM
Well I had my surgical consult today for my fractured foot. The good news is that the Dr. said I shouldn't have to have surgery. She said that ussually surgery would have been done within a week or two of the injury, and not after this long. She said that it is beginning to heal and that the fragment that was seen on the X-rays should incorporate into the callous as it heals. She had me stop wearing the big Cam boot and replaced it with a soft pull on support and a hard soled surgical shoe. She said that this will allow the ankle to flex while keeping the foot from flexing. I am to wear this for 2 weeks and then attempt my regular sneaker, and follow up with her on Feb.7th. I know that the foot hurts so much more walking in this shoe thing compared to the boot. It feels as if I'm walking on the hard ground, and for something that is supposed to keep the foot from flexing, that is untrue, even my PT noticed it flexing today when I walked in it. I hope this works. I was irritated by the time I left there office, because I drove over an hour to get there, was there over 2 hours and seen the Dr. for less than 5 minutes. My head was killing me and so was my neck and low back, now the foot hurts more than it did when I went there. Sorry this is so long, needed to vent a little I guess.
RE: Foot Consult today. - Bummer Knees - 01-10-2008 08:13 PM
Didn't I read the foot injury was from the auto accident? Was you attorney able to include the auto injuries in your wc case?
I amagine you have a gait much like mine that is putting stress on your foot.
RE: Foot Consult today. - vickinat - 01-10-2008 08:30 PM
My lawyer did petition the W/C court to include the car accident injuries in my W/C claim. This was done due to the fact that I was leaving a W/C pain management appointment for treatment of my W/C injuries when the car accident occurred. Of course since we are in litigation, everything is being denied.
At the time of the accident, my foot only hurt for about 2 days afterwards. A month later when I returned to work, I was suppossed to be on sedentary, desk work restrictions. I ended up having to stand and walk on concrete for 4 of the 5 hours that I worked. My foot began hurting that day and was almost unable to be walked on by the end of that week. The following week is when I went to my Ortho doctor and he X-rayed it and found the fracture. The X-rays from the ER at the hospital on the day of the accident showed a possible slight one according to my Ortho, but the hospital report said no fractures.
My gait is off to the left side, since the back and hip pain makes it hard to walk normally. I do walk on the outside area of the left foot, which is the fractured one.
RE: Foot Consult today. - AQA - 01-10-2008 08:50 PM
Where is the fragment located?????? I understand the part about a callous. My concern is/would be, where?????? A callous could be painfull if in the wrong place such as the heel, side of foot, top of foot. I am thinking about various types of shoes.
RE: Foot Consult today. - red1030 - 01-10-2008 10:25 PM
Hi Vickie, sorry you are experiencing so much trouble following this accident you had. I hope that things begin to look up for you soon. love Red
RE: Foot Consult today. - vickinat - 01-11-2008 07:06 AM
The way the Dr. explained it to me the callous is where the fracture is healing, and that is what heals the fracture. The callous covers the fracture and fuses it. I believe I said that correctly. The callous is on the bone, not on the skin. The fragment is beside the fracture line and is suppossed to be incorporated or covered by the callous while healing. The bone involve is the 5th metatarsel, and is towards the top outside left area of the foot. I hope this explains it right and doesn't confuse anyone.
Thank you for your well wishes. I'm trying to keep the faith that this year will be when everything gets better and things get taken care of correctly. I'm trying very hard to remain positive, even though at times I can't.
RE: Foot Consult today. - capricorn - 01-11-2008 09:15 AM
Vickie>>>I'm so sorry you are going through this. So at this time you don't know IF WC is going to pick up the injuries from the auto accident. Did I read that right? I know which bone you're talking about as I have arthritis in both feet in those bones. Lots of pain. HArd to walk when it hurts. Prayers are going up for you. This is all too much. No one should have to go through this.
RE: Foot Consult today. - vickinat - 01-11-2008 11:39 AM
Thanks for the kind thoughts and words. No, at this point in time W/C is denying everything, even the original injuries. We have been in litigation since before the car accident. We have had one hearing and will have another next month. It will eventually be up to the judge to decide everything. Take care.
RE: Foot Consult today. - capricorn - 01-11-2008 01:08 PM
Vickie>>> I'm sorry I must have missed that your claim was still in litigation. How long?? what was the DOI??? A bunch of crap isn't it?
From what I've been reading PA IW have it better that alot of other state's IW. I hope no one takes that wrong. I mean no harm
RE: Foot Consult today. - vickinat - 01-11-2008 11:22 PM
My original work injury(low back and left hip) date was 11/27/06. I returned to work 1/07 on light duty status. In 7/07, after a messed up IME report, and me having the NCM authorization revoked, the adjuster suspended my TPD, and stopped approving meds, and we have been in litigation ever since. The car accident was 10/24/07 and was added to the claim, as I previously said. I have been on sedentary, desk work restrictions since returning to work from that. I feel positive that this year will be a good year and hopefully get everything healed and get all the W/C mess done also. At least I hope so.