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. ..
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