(Closed) Should I get a leg x-ray?? What could this be?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Is it painful now?  If it isn’t, it might not be a break but it’s weird that you can’t put weight on it.

Post # 4
Member
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Does your insurance allow you to go to a specialist without a referral (that would have a lower co-pay than the ER – at least it does with my plan)?

I would look at going to an orthopedist maybe (that’s what I did when I thought I injured my knee in a half marathon last year).  They’ll know if you need an x-ray/MRI/etc and what scan will be able to best show what they’ll want to see.

Post # 6
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you have a PPO, you should be able to go to a specialist without going to a primary care doctor.  With an HMO, you can’t.

I had a hairline fracture in my arm and it hurt pretty badly.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

It sounds like you just kind of got it off “track” but I would get it checked just in case.  Let me try to explain this were it makes sense.  I had knee surgery a few years back where they had to loosen a ligament on the side of my kneecap because the kneecap was hitting the bone beside it.  So, the kneecap is on this “track” where it stays in place when you bend it.  If it goes off that track it has to make a new one.  That’s what mine had to do and it made it weaker and make a cracking noise.  Same thing could have happened to your ankle.  Or I could be totally wrong. 🙂

Post # 10
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1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m not sure about where exactly it can go off, mine was kind of in the middle.  Most times, it works it’s way back into the right spot but if it is swelling or the pain doesn’t go away in a week or so I would go to a Dr.

Post # 11
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Sounds like one or more of your joints are out of whack. I’d look at going for a consultation with a physiotherapist.

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