No, doctor couldn't get me in yesterday. I have an appointment today after work. I'm praying I can get to the radiologist today before they close, too! I will keep you updated, and thanks, everyone, for your experiences and continued support! In the meantime, I'm still hobbling around in my half-cast, which is sure better than nothing!
I'm so glad you are going back to the Dr. I ignored a broken hallux 25 years ago (stomped on by a young horse), and just kept going. Fast forward to now, and I have huge changes in the joint, a gradually deforming foot, and frequent pain. Completely avoidable.
"No matter how cynical I get its just not enough to keep up." Lily Tomlin
Probaby a bit of a negative post but a wonderful friend has to give up horses through really no fault of their own except their back has given out. This is a person that has bred some really lovely horses so sorry about your toe but it will heal. When the doctors tell you your back will only get 30% better than it is ... you won't have horses.
Best of luck with your toe ... btw the nicest horse she owned actually broke her toe 2.
Once I got a broken toe from a fall. A very lame fall, I might add. Only started hurting the next week and when I got it x-rayed, they found the fracture. Feet injuries can be weird. On the up side, I've been stepped on a few times, but somehow managed to get away with only a sore foot.
Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.
Originally Posted by DottieHQ
You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.
My horse stepped on my right foot and broke one of the bones, not sure what to call it, that run along the top of the foot and connected basically to the second toe from the outside. I refused a cast, but did use a walking boot and crutches for four weeks. I continued to ride, but without stirrups. Healed no problem but it does ache occasionally.
UPDATE! OK, here's the scoop, straight from the podiatrist's mouth. First, I have to go for an MRI. However, on x-rays, he saw a healing fracture on the navicular bone (I thought that was pretty funny!), basically the top of your arch. There were also a couple other things calcifying in the same area. He stuck me in a walking cast and I have to wear it ALL the time except to drive or take a shower. I'm hoping the MRI only confirms what he thinks, and doesn't show anything worse to make him cast me! I really felt at home at the podiatrist's office - EVERYONE was limping!