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Chopart Joint Sprain/Mystery Complications?

About 6 months ago I incurred an injury to my left foot. I was in Japan at the time, and the doctors there diagnosed the problem as a Chopart joint sprain and potential navicular fracture. They put me in a plaster cast and sent me on my way on crutches. When I returned to the States after about a month, my podiatrist concluded that I had suffered a joint sprain of some kind, and would probably be fine.

I spent a couple weeks in a boot, with no follow up physical therapy.

Because I still suffer from pain and tingliness/cold in the foot, I have been told to get an MRI. Unfortunately because of a variety of circumstances, I will not be able to do so for at least another three months.

Here is the question: Should I be concerned about the tingling/cold sensation at the top of my foot? I have also noticed blue discoloration when I am fresh out of the shower. If it is a circulatory or nerve problem, is there anything I can do on my own to remedy it?

I have heard that arthritis is a risk for such joint injuries. Is there anything I can do at home to prevent inflammation?

Are there physical therapy exercises I should be doing?

In general, what is my prognosis? I work on my feet, so the thought of losing my job to surgery is a bit alarming. ..

Thanks!

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The worse case scenario is that you have developed or are starting to develop 'complex regional pain syndrome'. Its hard to say a lot more with more detail.

Whatever it is, I suggest you get to a physical therapist ASAP and get a rehab program underway.



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