"Thought Id Broken my Foot"
About: Doncaster Royal Infirmary / Accident and emergency Doncaster Royal Infirmary Accident and emergency Doncaster DN2 5LT
Posted by PWJ (as ),
After "missing the last two steps on the stairs at home and hurting my foot, I initially dismissed the injury as just a sprain.
However when the toes on the foot went numb and a large swelling appeared on the top of my foot I thought, maybe it was a little more serious. It was a saturday evening and I was reluctant to go to A+E as I thought it would be very busy, but the pain got too much.
I was expecting a lengthy wait amongst a lot of drunken people in a usually very busy A+E depatment. However, I was pleasantly suprised. When I arrived, I was booked in by an assesment Nurse and was then seen very quickly by a Nurse Practitioner who sent me straight down for an xray. The results, diagnosis and treatment were back and completed within an hour!