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broke my foot three months ago and it is swelling again

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Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Get rechecked: Depending on where and how severe the break was, there may be some permanent damage, but even after the bone has healed, there are often more treatmen ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Common to see more bruising and swelling. Not to worry as long as pain getting better. If getting worse discuss with your doctor. Best of luck. Dr. R
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Post phlebitic pain: Phlebitic pain common frequently overcome by support stocking.
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
What Fracture ?: A broken foot can describe a lot of things. There was no swelling or bruising for 6 days. I can only assume there was no or minimal pain, since you di ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tara Pernot
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Knee contusion: it is not unusual for a fall to cause bruising, swelling and pain which can take days to weeks to resolve. If everything has resolved you should have ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: The inflammation and bleeding can travel down via gravity and settle in the ankle and foot. Many people that have a knee replacement will develop brui ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: It is possible that you have chipped or fractured a bone. Prolonged swelling and pain after a fall could indicate that you injured the bone. see your ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: If the swelling has persisted after a week of "sprain" it may be more than that and it would be prudent to see your doctor to rule out a fracture.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Who knows: How would any doctor on the internet know for sure? See a doctor and get the knee evaluated and x rayed.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
If you're under 16yr: Thanks for your interest in healthtap. Your question might not get answered if you are under age 16 years and writing your own questions. Have a trust ... Read More
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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
You : You may have torn a ligament. Ligaments don't show up on routine x-rays, so the only way to "see" them is by having an MRI of your ankle. Unlike b ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Ko
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Needs more time: you must let things heal fully. Stick to flat shoes, avoid sports and take it easy. If things do get better soon, speak to your doc about this.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It all depends on the type of surgery and the condition of your knee. If you have severe arthritis, then a meniscus surgery may simply have been inad ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
NO: If you fractured your bone, you should have had some medical intervention in less than 2 months?
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
About 6 weeks: The pain should improve quickly, but the swelling may take somewhat longer to resolve.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not sure of the : Question but if you feel pain you should have it checked out.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Finger stiffness: The hand/fingers stiffen very quickly after fracture. Particularly after immobilization. Early rom is a good remedy but you have to make sure the fr ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Yes if: yes if you did not have appropriate physical therapy after the cast was removed. make sure to check with your bone doctor for a repeat x ray to confir ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. No.: It is not normal for a human tongue to be pierced, and it is not normal for a tongue to be swollen. The two events may or may not be related. In such ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
That's not unusual.: I would rest, ice , compress and elevate. Compress or wear an ankle brace. I would also recommend an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated. The poin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: It make several months for the bruising to resolve.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not common: This is not common especially 4 months after surgery. He should have it checked by his surgeon.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Take it: Slow. If too much pain ease back. Might help to have walking boot to help support. The foot
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