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foot crush injury

Hey people i had a  300L full tank fall off a tractor and onto my right foot, i was stuck under it for at least 5 mins  untill it was removed this was on the 10th of dec 2010, I have had  test constantly, physio doesnt help, im useing a moonboot and crutches but  the pain is relentless and  its the same with the swelling at night,
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You have my deepest sympathy! I was in an accident at work on 1-10-11 and had both feet crushed. I was trapped, being crushed, for two and a half hours. I have been diagnosed with severe crush injury with multiple fractures to my left foot and crush injury and fractured ankle on the right. I have drove my self crazy trying to second guess my Dr because he says that there isnt anything he can do about the left foot and thr right foot he put a screw in the ankle but other than that there is nothing that can be done. I also have the pain that you speak of and the swelling at night. The best thing I have found for the swelling is to sleep with your feet elevated above heart level. This allows the fluid to drain off. This also seems to help the pain during the day some what. They told me to use ice packs also but that seems to bring on this deep ache almost like a bad tooth ache in the foot so I am not doing so good with that. I have nerve damage from being crushed and I'm sure you have some also from your description. My Dr says there isn't anything to be done about any of it except let mother nature take its course. I have read about procedures where they do something to the nerves in your foot to alleviate the nerve pain. I also have questioned my Dr about this and he didnt seem real excited about it. As a matter of fact he didnt respond at all to my suggestion. I have also read about medications that are for nerve pain but again my Dr's response was no response. Unlike you i havent had multitude of tests but the end result seems to be the same. Please keep me updated on your progress and if you need to vent just message me from here. This is the most frustrating thing I have ever had to deal with. There seems to be no answer that says " this will fix it ".
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I am sorry you are in so much pain. What kind of tests, were any of them a bone scan or MRI? If not that is where you might want to start. What kind of pain, does that include burning and feeling like your foot is on fire or being electrocuted? If you have had the MRI and bone scan you might want to look up complex regional pain syndrome (especially since it was a crush injury) and see if that fits your symptoms.
http://www.rsds.org/2/what_is_rsd_crps/index.html

I hope you get your answers,

achilles2
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Hello!

Immediately follow up with an orthopedician for a proper diagnosis.

You have to rule out fractures by going for present day X-ray scans. If you have fractures then you have to consider a POP cast and if your orthopedician gives a go ahead for boot then continue.

Fractures of small bones are hard to heal and you may require surgery, explore all options.

Take care!
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You have my deepest sympathy! I was in an accident at work on 1-10-11 and had both feet crushed. I was trapped, being crushed, for two and a half hours. I have been diagnosed with severe crush injury with multiple fractures to my left foot and crush injury and fractured ankle on the right. I have drove my self crazy trying to second guess my Dr because he says that there isnt anything he can do about the left foot and thr right foot he put a screw in the ankle but other than that there is nothing that can be done. I also have the pain that you speak of and the swelling at night. The best thing I have found for the swelling is to sleep with your feet elevated above heart level. This allows the fluid to drain off. This also seems to help the pain during the day some what. They told me to use ice packs also but that seems to bring on this deep ache almost like a bad tooth ache in the foot so I am not doing so good with that. I have nerve damage from being crushed and I'm sure you have some also from your description. My Dr says there isn't anything to be done about any of it except let mother nature take its course. I have read about procedures where they do something to the nerves in your foot to alleviate the nerve pain. I also have questioned my Dr about this and he didnt seem real excited about it. As a matter of fact he didnt respond at all to my suggestion. I have also read about medications that are for nerve pain but again my Dr's response was no response. Unlike you i havent had multitude of tests but the end result seems to be the same. Please keep me updated on your progress and if you need to vent just message me from here. This is the most frustrating thing I have ever had to deal with. There seems to be no answer that says " this will fix it ".
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Hi my foot was crushed under a 10 x20 ft canapy and right foot   Big toe was pointed at 2-3 o'clock. I straighter the foot and knew the foot was broken. Phy. ***. In Ed said I couldn't have straighten it and just  rayed the angle. She said it was a bad Spain. I than repeated how it was and the bones were broke in the foot.  Bone doc found the big toe and angle frac. I than tod him again how it was .  8 weeks  toes pinky and next one still didn't move and than he listened and got. A cat scan. Bones under the two toes crushed. Operated bones out. Of place 4 wires 3monthes two weeks and 5 weeks to go in cast . Keep your foot up as long as you can the pain is finally going down.  Still have spasms but getting less.    If they would have listen it may have been less time in cast. Get 2 opinions. I also have to take care of my husband 24 hr  he has picks. / alzt. Fld. Late stages
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I am sorry you are in so much pain. I deal with nerve pain I have had nerve blocks and a radio frequency nerve block. The reason your doctor is not too keen on the nerve treatment is that it is temporal and then you can only have so many before it causes scar tissue-- that is what happened to my friend who had a crush injury to her foot and crps. Also the nerve meds have horrible side effects-- I know I was on them. Lyrica and neurontin will make you a zombie could cause you to gain to weight, and even cause migraines. Both have inert ingredients that are very bad-- talc (talcum powder is no longer available because of its correlation to ovarian cancer but it is fine to put in meds?--- I don't think so!) Then another ingredient is sodium laural(th) sulfate-- a detergent.

Some other meds such as cymbalta and or SSNRI's effect the adrenals glands can cause anxiety, heart palpitations, and is very addictive.

I will say that some people have had a good experience with the radio frequency nerve blocks-- I did not.

Also if you can see if you can find a pain management specialist and or a second opinion about your foot?
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hi guys ,I had accident at work ,sheet of 30mm steel 4000x2000 fell of the crane crushed my foot.i broke 2nd metasarsal,in November 2013,i still of work ,my foot swells up also goes blue when cold ,it is only good when foot is elevated, ive tried phased return to work ,but stand to long or lifting heavy steel cannot, any help or ideas my docs say is rsd ,some docs say is vascecular ,I have appointment june 16 vascular doctor
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