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Dear Doctor: A month ago, I fell on a concrete step from a

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Dear Doctor: A month ago, I fell on a concrete step from a small height and cut and bruised my shin. The doctor said I damaged the periosteum, but nothing worse. It also seems to affect the nerve in that foot by causing it pain. I have had my foot X-rayed, but there is no break there. It was feeling much better, but a couple of days ago I went out in London and I jumped on to the down escalator on my bad leg. (I didn't trip or fall, just leapt on). I seemed to get away with it completely, but now it is really painful and the cut is tender to the touch again. Could I have damaged it further?
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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Hi Deborah

You could have caused a fracture by doing this if the bone wasn't healed.

I think you need xrays again

you might have even had a small fracture before that wasn't detectable by xray
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