I am seeking full medical attention and am not looking for medical advice here in lieu of taking care of myself properly. I saw a basic doctor yesterday and will see orthopedics on Monday or Tuesday. I just want advice/experience.
I am a teacher and played in our annual Staff vs. Kids basketball game. During the game, I landed weird or stepped weird. As amazingly odd as that sounds, I cracked the head of my fibula on the right leg. It’s quite rare to happen this way, I guess.
The school’s own insurance is paying my cost since it was workplace related. I have to see their insurance’s doctors in order to avoid paying a dime of my own money or using any of my own insurance. Because of this, I am now waiting for Orthopedic offices to be open Monday. Anyway, I am on complete “sit down” or “lay down” orders all weekend.
Anyone ever have this kind of injury? I’ve never cracked or broken a bone at all. The head of the fibula is cracked(not sure how far it descends down the shaft). Anyone know what orthopedics might tell me on Mon/Tues? I’m curious if I get a cast or if they may need to do more extensive work. I can put mild weight on it, but it hurts and I am avoiding it at all costs.
The doctor told me no pain medication can help. I have a throbbing pain on the point of the crack. Would tylenol, naproxum sodium, or any other medication help or is the doc right?
Happy Easter. Ha ha. I am off work all next week, thankfully. Coincidence and blessing.