Background: I got a Lisfranc injury on my left foot about a month ago (read the first post of this blog to find out what a Lisfranc injury is)
Within five minutes of getting the injury, my foot had swollen up to about 2 or 2.5 times its normal size. It hurt pretty badly, but felt more like a sprain than a break. I’ve had broken toes in both feet before that led me to have a walking cast, and this didn’t really feel like that.
The swelling didn’t go down for the next couple of days, and I started having a condition called “pitting edema,” in which fluid gathers between the cells and gives the flesh a sort of doughy texture that is moldable and will hold finger impressions for some time.
Here are some pitting edema pictures!