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A heavy board fell from about three feet onto my foot. There is a lot of pain, limited mobility, numbness and tingling and my foot is ice cold. Could it be a minor fracture? And should I seek medical care?

Thank you for contacting IPFH. We do not diagnose conditions or dispense medical advice on line. We always advocate a conservative approach to any medical condition or injury, which means consulting a medical professional in situations where you experience injury or symptoms that do not resolve within a day or two. The accident and the symptoms you describe would definitely warrant a consultation with a physician or foot health professional. We would suggest that you do this at your earliest convenience. We hope it is not the case, but it is possible that you sustained a fracture, and a medical professional can examine you and do imaging, if necessary, to assist in diagnosing your injury. We hope you will seek medical care at your earliest opportunity, and that you will soon be free of this pain and on your way to a full recovery.

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