My 4 year old apparently hurt his foot OVER A WEEK AGO. I remember when he did it (jumping off the couch -a big no-no). He cried for a minute; we put ice on it. It never swelled and he was back to playing 10 minutes later.
Then Monday I noticed he was walking funny. His foot was sort of turned in, like a pigeon toe, and his toes were curled. Then last night at basketball he could barely run. His foot was turned in to badly that he kept tripping himself. We've been asking for 2 days if his foot is okay, and why is he walking funny etc. Finally last night when we pressured him and make him take his shoe off he yells. "Fine, I'll tell you!! My foot hurts. I hurt it when I jumped off the couch." What??
So now I'm waiting for the ped to call me back to see if he wants to see him or if I should just take him to the Childrens Urgent Care.
I'm hoping it's just a tendon or something, but he said it hurs all the way across, on the top.
Has anyone ever broken their foot? Can you really walk on it for a week and not complain?
update: so we had it x-rayed and there is a small break. Now we wait to see the doctor and see what they say. Not sure if they'll boot it. His only concern, of course, is whether or not he can still play basketball. I asked him why he didnt tell me it was still hurting. He said he thought I knew. Kids!!!
Thank you all for your well wishes.