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can you tell me about a hematoma under a foot cast

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Bunion surgery: If you need your foot to drive your car........And most of us do.... Then it is not recommended you drive while in a cast..... In short, i would tel ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: This is dependent on the injury and the instructions of your doctor. If you have questions ask you treated physician.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Immobilize: A foot cast is used to immobilize a injured area on the foot to keep it from moving and give it a chance to heal. A example of this would be a stress ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Try a hair blower: Place it on the cooler setting rather than the heat so you don't burn yourself. They do sell shower cast covers - prevention is always best. You also ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
48 years experience Dermatology
Ecchymoses: There are many causes of a persistent bruising the skin. These range every where from the actual trauma to the site to to drug eruptions caused by the ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would of asked the: Doctor. I would imagine something like two weeks at which time it could be reevaluated, unless the doctor had already given a diagnosis of something m ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
An xray will tell --: And seeing an orthopod will confirm, it to be one or the other. At age 49, you don't get a growth plate problem; unless the question was about some ki ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: It would be best to go to Physical Therapy so the can see the exact problem and work with you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Either or: Both can provide medical treatment options for nail fungus. If you need surgical or laser treatment, consider seeing a podiatrist. Good luck!
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
8 years experience Podiatry
Heel Pain: A heel spur can easily be diagnosed by having an x-ray taken of the heel. A splinter, if superficial, could be seen by the naked eye. If it's deep i ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Wenger
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Mechanism of injury: A fracture at any location, whether the wrist or another body part, can certainly be the result of direct injury such as a direct blow or traumatic fo ... Read More
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Dr. Byron Diggs
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Cast removal: early: The bones may not heal properly, perhaps heal crookedly ( out of alignment) or not heal at all ( malunion, i think) or may luckily heal ok. How long h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Lemke
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Long arm cast: Principles of fracture immobilization require immobilizing the joint above and the joint below the fracture. Therefore the elbow and wrist must be in ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Cast saw: A cast saw is used to split the cast. It is a vibratory saw that will only cut hard material and avoids potential of cutting patient. The cast is then ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not.: You may need a hinged brace, or some other type of immobilizer, but usually not a cast. Check with the doctor who is taking care of you, the see what ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Alston
14 years experience Podiatry
Not much: If the fracture is old and did not heal properly then there is nothing reasonable to do for it.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain control: Mostly, the md can provide pain control thru meds. Otherwise, not many options. Strapping or wrapping of rib fractures has fallen out of favor secon ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
If it is infected: Or has penetrated the skin enough to make for a little drainage or pus , have it done professionally. It will hurt a lot less and heal much faster th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And poss ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Time....: Black toenail is caused from bleeding under the nail plate. As long as it is not painful or infected, nature will take its course and the nail will fa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Dukelow
30 years experience Podiatry
Extent of injury: This really depends of the extent of injury. If tendons were torn this could be kept immobilized as long a fractured bone. A small tear in muscle or ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Do you mean: Down time? It really depends on what the issue is. Orif seldom fail and heal within 6-8 weeks. In a cast we can't estimate time of healing, we have ... Read More

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