The other problem is x-rays only show bones. They do not show the soft tissue in your knees like cartilage, ligaments, etc. For that you need an MRI. Having normal looking knees in x-rays doesn't really mean much since most of the things that cause pain won't show up in x-rays.
Go to an orthopedic surgeon, not a family doctor, and have them assess your knees. They will likely order an MRI.View Thread
I actually meant get over the fact that you have to be in a boot. It's not the end of the world. You also need to accept that if you walk around on your foot when it hurts it will take longer to heal and it will hurt more. You said you sit behind a desk at work all day so that's a golden opportunity to keep it elevated.
You also need to tell your doctor about your pain. Podiatrists don't just "seem to have extensive backgrounds in foot/ankle injuries". They absolutely have extensive backgrounds. All they do is feet and ankles all day long.View Thread
Self-diagnosing an injury is generally a bad idea. And it's really not possible to diagnose a fracture without an x-ray. There are far worse injuries than fractures that can happen in a foot. There are a lot of bones, tendons and ligaments in there and any one of them can be broken or torn. X-rays can only see bones, they will not detect a torn ligament or tendon. I blew out my ankle years ago and nothing showed on x-rays even though my ligaments were torn. Foot and ankle injuries can and will come back to haunt you if you don't take care of them. Whether it's too late for you to do anything I don't know. If you see a doctor make sure you see an orthopedic doctor or podiatrist. Don't waste your time on a family doctor.View Thread