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When Your Foot Sprain Doesn't Get Better...

Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute
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There is a common foot sprain that is difficult to diagnose for most Emergency Rooms or Instacares.  It is an injury that can be highly problematic and may even lead to long-term pain.  It is initiated with "forced" flattening of the foot as in the following instances:
  • Gymnastics (especially after a vault)
  • Jumping from a height
  • Landing funny after a jump
  • Tripping on a stair or similar object
  • Stepping off a curb or in a hole
  • Car Accident
  • Crash from Jumping a Motorcycle
  • and many others
When such an injury occurs, the pain is localized to the Lisfranc joint, a joint located between the 2nd metatarsal and medial cuneiform.  This injury allows recurrent dislocation of the midfoot and may lead to chronic arthritis if not treated.  Since this problem is notorious for not healing and requiring more aggressive treatments to resolve you pain, it is recommended that you get evaluated to determine if you have a Lisfranc Fracture or Dislocation.  The diagnosis may save you from other long-term problems and ultimately help you heal your sprain. 
You deserve to know if this is your problem....
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