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Prevent Toenail Injury Bruises Toenails Dancing Ballet
Trim nails: But be careful. The most common cause of ingrown toenails is trimming them too short along the edges and this problem can be a lot more painful then simple bruising. Try trimming the nails short but keep them "square" at the corners with gentle filing. This will help prevent trauma and subsequent bruising of the bed of the nail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cut your nails: Very short, wear 2 pair of socks and wear perfectly fitted shoes. ...Read more
I get a catch in the arch of my foot when i'm pacing and dancing in my room. Why? And is there a way to prevent this without covering my feet?
Lump with bruise and pain on sole of foot after dancing. 62 female. Narrow feet pain is much better but still lump and some bruise. 2 weeks old.
If it persist: You should have evaluation by your pcp. Two weeks for bruise is not too long? ...Read more
I was dancing the other day and I somehow bent my bit toe the wrong way and it keeps like cramping up now. No swelling or bruising. Just pain in foot.
Toe pain: It's possible there was a tendon or ligament injury around the joint, which is very common in dancers. If it doesn't subside I recommend getting an exam for the proper diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more
Go to podiatrist: A podiatrist would be able to examine your feet and determine if the motion in the ball of the foot is creating more pressure at the metatarsals. If so, there are padding/strapping that can be applied to your foot while training that can help with this. ...Read more
Need more info: What type of injury has it caused? ...Read more
Toenail injury possible from up-tempo distance running..Any good stretches i can do to treat this?
Toenail: This may be caused by something called hallux extensus . There is no stretch for an overactive tendon. See your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more
Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?
Yes: You should see a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
Bruises: Do not last that long....Not normal....Get a more detailed answer ›
I need to be under 5 feet 10 inches tall to be a ballet dancer but doctors predict 6 foot. how can i prevent this?
I know you: Want to very certain physical attributes but please don't do anything that might endanger your overall health. Without exposing yourself to malnourishment and significant other associated health ailments or illegal use of certain prescription medications there isn't anything you can do to govern your height. ...Read more
No injury. Have outer ankle/foot pain for > 3 weeks no swelling/bruiseing antinflammatories & icing but pain is worse. Clean xrays, dr gave no cause.
There is a lump on the top of my foot, about the size of half a ping pong ball. No injury, not bruised should I go to my doctor?
One : One of the things i'd want to know is how long you've had this, does it seem to appear larger one day and smaller another day? If so, you might have a ganglion cyst, which is a cyst filled with thick joint fluid that usually grows from a tendon. Since the top of your foot (and top of the hand) have so many tendons, these are the two most common places for ganglions to appear. They are not dangerous, and never turn malignant. Sometimes they are painful if they're pressing on a nerve, but most times they are painless. An ultrasound would be able to show the presence of fluid in this lump. If there is fluid present, it is 99.9% ganglion, since true tumors do not contain fluid. The conservative treatment for a ganglion is to aspirate it (draw out the fluid) and inject some steroid solution into the area to prevent it from recurring (there is a recurrence rate to these things). The alternative treatment for stubborn, recurrent ganglions is to surgically remove it. This is usually a pretty simple surgery, since they're not all that deep, but there are some important nerves in that area that need to be watched for during the surgery. Hope this helps! good luck. ...Read more
What causes a swollen & painful ankle/foot WITHOUT any injury? Also discoloration/bruising on the inside ankle. Very hard to put any weight on it
Pain without injury: There can be many different reasons for pain and swelling to an area without trauma. Some common reasons are infection, tendonitis, gout, joint inflammation and reaction to an insect bite. I recommend being seen in person or virtually for a proper work-up, diagnosis and treatment plan. If you have a fever, pain out of proportion or see red streaking you will need immediate treatment. ...Read more