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Iron gate fell on foot several months ago

An iron gate fell on the outer side of my foot 2 1/2 months ago.  It cut the skin and bruised about an inch below my little toe.  I got an x-ray and the doctor did not see anything.  I also got a tetanus shot.  The visible bruising disappeared after about a week, but the pain is still there 2 1/2 months later.  I can walk but after a few hours of walking/standing in shoes the area becomes painful.  It still hurts when touched.  Can a bad bruise cause pain this long after the injury, or is this something that I should go to another doctor for?  
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I would go back to the doctor and request an x-ray incase they missed something and state to them that you are In pain and can't be going on like this
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Occasionally x-rays can miss fractures, so if I were you, I'd request an MRI of the area.  Also, you don't state your age, but if you have any osteoporosis or Diabetes going on, it could have worsened since the initial injury.  Please go to your MD and ask for another evaluation of the area, and tell him that you want an MRI because you KNOW x-rays can miss seeing hairline fractures.  In the interim, you can help it out by elevating it and staying off it when possible.  If pain becomes too much to bear, you can use ice packs or hot packs to the area, and take an anti-inflammatory medicine that's over the counter, like Ibuprofen/Advil or Alleve.  Good luck!
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