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Foot Injury In Children
Minor?: What is meant by minor foot injury. Please describe what type of injury you have experienced and what type of complications are occurring. If you are not sure of the type of injury you have please consult your podiatrist. ...Read more
Ask....: What is your question regarding your foot injury?? ...Read more
If you are concerned about a fracture then you will need an x-ray.
An injury will be indicated by pain, swelling, bruising, difficulty standing or walking. ...Read more
See below: You can do upper body and leg exercises no weight bearing. ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes xrays could miss a subtle fracture or soft tissue damage such as ligament tears (lisfranc), tendon tears or cartilage damage. A good clinical exam should detect this but at times a MRI or ct is needed when injuries last longer than they should on a compliant healthy person. Ask your podiatrist if there is anything else that can be done or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a foot injury and can't run for about two weeks do you get slower?
See a physician: If you crushed your foot you should see a podiatrist. Aside from broken bones of primary concern would be the formation of a compartment syndrome where the muscles swell in a confined facial compartment cutting off circulation to the foot and damaging nerves. This can be limb threatening. ...Read more
What type?: There are many types of injuries of the feet ranging from minor to severe and treatment and recovery varies accordingly. ...Read more
Try Up and no Ice.: If it is only possible soft tissue injury, do very little. The body's natural defense and repairative functions will kick in very nicely. If it is a blatant injury the by all means, begin with the RICE protocol. ...Read more
Here is a link to my foot strengthening video. Please remember that the exercises must be done pain free.
http://www. Drblakeshealingsole. Com/2011/05/foot-and-ankle-general-strengthening. Html. ...Read more
Nothing ventured: Nothing gained. I suppose if you kept yourself indoors sitting on a well-padded couch for the rest of your life, the only injury you might get is carpal tunnel from fiddling with the tv remote all day. Yes, a small risk of a foot injury exists if you roller-blade. But what doesn't come with risks? Go out and enjoy life's pleasures. Injuries are going to find you whether you enjoy life or not! ...Read more
Low impact: Depending on the injury, you should be able to do low impact exercise, such as a stationary bike. Would clear any specific exercise with your doc. ...Read more
Vibrating foot for 9+ years now from time to time for about 1 min. What could be causing this? Never had any type of foot injury before. Normal?
I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?
May not: If you have a true morton's neuroma and have had symptoms for greater than 6 months, then conservative care may not resolve your problem. Neuromas are scaring and inflammation to the nerve sheath and the nerve itself. If the nerve is damaged, then it will usually not return to normal. Many times surgical excision is necessary. Discuss with your foot doctor. Dr l. ...Read more
See your Doc: Yes, you should see your pcp or ortho or podiatrist regarding the foot injury. They will want to review the nature of the injury, review a physical examination, look at xrays or other diagnostic studies and make reccs. ...Read more
Both are trained to treat foot injuries,
although the podiatrist only treats the foot and ankle. ...Read more
RICE: For many injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. For severe injuries or if your swelling doesn't improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: It's very normal to have swelling within a week of surgery. It is very important to keep that swelling down by keeping your foot elevated and limit your walking. Unlike other parts of the body, the foot is subject to gravity keeping the fluid flowing down - so you really have to make an effort to reduce that risk. If not, you risk complications like pain, blood clot, and delayed healing. ...Read more