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I feel down the stairs last night and I heard my foot go SNAP. I have never had a break before so I have no idea how it feels. I do know that it hurts VERY bad. I can't put any weight on my foot and moving my toes is very painful. There isn't much bruising or swelling though.<br><br>
I am planning on seeing a doctor today, but I have a question. I am right in thinking I can't get ANY xrays anywhere while PG? What could they even do? Since I have two toddlers to take care of during the week, I know I am going to at least going to need crutches or something to get around. Right now I am crawling on the floor or DH is helping me get from place to place. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas what they can do?
 

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they can do xrays on your foot. make sure you tell them that you are pg, and they will need to put several of those lead shield things over your abdomen.<br><br>
basically the risk of not doing them and screwing up your foot for life is higher than the risk of a quick x-ray, well shielded, hurting the baby. so they would advise doing it.<br><br>
it isn't long term exposure and you are out of the first trimester - go talk to them, but I think they will do it.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: Many woman including myself have had xrays while pg with no problem. I had to have some done of my teeth. They just covered my belly with the lead vest and all was well.
 

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I'm so sorry about your foot. The snap is a pretty sure indicator of a break, as I heard 2 snaps last spring and I broke my foot in 2 places.<br><br><br>
I agree that the risk of x-ray is low, if you are well-shielded.<br><br>
Keep your foot elevated as much as you can, to keep the swelling down.
 

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I think I am going to ride it out today. It hurts like _______, but not as bad as last night. I talked to a friend who deals with bones and how they work etc, and he told me that from the sound of the way I fell that I probably didn't break it. So, I am enthroned in the recliner while DS and the child I babysitt are running wild! DH is coming home soon though, hurry DH!!
 

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You poor thing! I hope that whatever the problem is, you can get it resolved soon. I have arthritis and sometimes I can't walk... trying to take care of a toddler then just sucks. ((hugs))<br><br>
If it still is painful tomorrow, maybe just go for them to have a quick looksie.
 

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I've had foot injuries while pregnant, too. No fun. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> So sorry you have to go through this! I have had well-shielded x-rays, very focused, with no problems. "Snaps" can also be ligaments tearing, which is no fun, either, and can actually take longer to heal than a break.<br><br>
Personally, having been through a LOT of foot and ankle injuries, with the symptoms you mention I'd definitely get it looked at, though depending on your health care coverage you may just want to find an orthopedist to look at it.<br><br>
Most of all, remember Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation! Those are the things that are good for all injuries, no matter what type!
 

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yup...I was also going to say that when I hurt my ankle, I head a POP and was literally chewing on the grass it hurt so bad (yes it made a funny scene too when I sat up with dirt on my mouth <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ). Anyway, it was not a break, but the Dr told me I'd wish it was...I had torn the ligaments in my ankle and there is nothing to do but wait for them to heal. crutches and an air cast for 6-8 weeks and it was still sore after that. I'd get it checked, just for some relief (the air cast felt SO GOOD!!)<br>
Good luck mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I stayed off of it all day and I am now able to hobble around a bit. I must have just bruised, pulled, or strained something. It will be sore for a while I think, but at least I don't have to try to crawl around the house now!! Thanks for the advice everyone. I am glad to know that I can get an xray if I have to!
 

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Glad to hear it's starting to get better! I'm in Nov07 DDC, but like to visit the other DDCs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> If you do have to get an xray, all should be fine, I had one with my first DD and it was on my chest!
 

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Just another opinion, but when I broke my foot, I was able to hobble around on it. It wasnt anything like I thought breaking a bone would be.<br><br>
Fortunately, I went to the doctor anyway and yup, it was broken.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
It might be best to check.
 
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