- Aug 3, 2015
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I would go to an "alternative medicine" doctor. By alternative I don't mean some crazy doctor with a magical drink. I mean a doctor that isn't so closed minded to medicine where the only way he can tell if something wrong is to take an X-ray. From what you describe it seems like something is either out of place or caught. The reason why I say this is because you describe it as something that felt moved out of place and didn't settle back (dislocated). This is a possibility that something is out of place or hung on the inner workings in your. It's probably tissue related which is why x-rays don't show anything. Having connective tissue out of place is not the same has having bone out of place. With connective tissue the Dr.has to be able to massage and feel your foot for connective tissue vs feeling for bone displacement. I'm thinking a highly skilled massage therapist or someone highly skilled in eastern (non-western medicine).Hello
First I would like to thank you for any guidance in advance!
I was sparring on August 2nd 2015. My partner and I were warming up (not sweaty yet). I threw a right low kick at about 70%, my partner backed up quickly so I did not follow through and did some sort of half assed swing and tried to tuck my leg back in close to my body. My pivot foot immediately was in pain. It felt as if the ball of my foot dislocated. The joint since then has felt unstable. I have been to 3 separate foot doctors throughout the years. Since that day i have not been able to kick/push off of that left foot. All contact sports are out, any sprinting or jumping must be done very carefully. The issue is, that no Dr knows what the injury is. Has anyone else had an injury to the ball of their pivot foot? I have had countless X-rays and there are no broken bones. The last Dr said there is definitely arthritis in that joint, but i know that is not what originally caused this. That is just a byproduct of the original injury. If anyone has had something similar please, any info would be greatly appreciated. I am 25 years old and am too young to have to not be able to push myself. Thank you!
The thing about a lot of non-western medicine and "traditional" medicine is that they are trained to feel around and diagnose issues through touch and are not always in a position where they can just take an xray. I bet your doctors spent more time setting you for an x-ray than feeling around on your foot to see if something was out place. Doctors that I had when I was a child "40" years ago would spend quite a bit of time actually feeling for an injury. It was more than just bending the foot and saying "does this hurt". I go to a doctor now and the first thing they is apply movement until I say it hurts, then they suit me up for an xray. Many doctors now just want to do a quick look over. Very few want to manually dig around to see what's happening. You are more likely to get that from a physical therapist, but sometimes they don't even do it.
The difficulty is finding a good doctor like that.