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is it normal for a broken foot to feel cold

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: A cold feeling of the foot is not normal and may be caused by many problems including swelling.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
45 years experience Podiatry
6-12 weeks: The bone that is fractured is about 80-90% healed in about 6 weeks. However, back to full activity and normalcy can take about 3 months. Of course t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This is a normal finding. Keep following the recommendations of your physician to ensure the best chance of a full recovery!
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Not sure: If you have a fracture there will always be some swelling.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: A broken bone can give a variety of symptoms including burning, throbbing, swelling, warmth.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Nerve damage can result from trauma. Have it evaluated and appropriately treated.
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not normal: It is not normal, but it is nonspecific. Both a sprained ankle and a fractured ankle can cause bruising and swelling. A physical exam and xrsy are u ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Possible nerve damage at or near fx site can cause numbness or elevation too much can drain the blood out and if elevating leaning on a nerve could ca ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You should: See an orthopedist....Did you injure it?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Yes....: A cast will limit the amount of swelling to some extent. Once removed, in the beginning you may see an increase in swelling.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jasen Langley
20 years experience Podiatry
Split hurting ankle: The splint may not be the right size. Also, the swelling may be the cause of your pain.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Antihistamines may: help like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Not really: Usually splinting will help keep the patient and injury more comfortable make sure the splint is applied properly and not too tight.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Usually the answer to that question is no. That said, the nerves could have been injured at the time of the injury, or swelling could have caused the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: Any injured joint that is not healing in 2 weeks or so - should be evaluated for possible fracture. Most sprains or strains should be well on the way ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold sore: Yes, it is. A cold sore is an open wound and as such the surrounding tissues will swell in an effort to help it heal.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, not b/c splint: Swelling after an injury to the finger is common and is due mostly to the injury, not the immobilization. Ice, nsaid's and exersice will help decrease ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Achor
15 years experience Podiatry
See doctor: This should be checked by your surgeon.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Fingers: The end of your extremities always take the longest time to get warm so do not worry about it
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Keep it moist: Once you have reached the scab stage, it just has to resolve on it's own. If you keep it moisturized with ointment, it will soften the scab and heal m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Desman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sometimes: If the scar is new, then the scar fibers may be tight and they could hurt in the cold. Scar massage with a scar gel for 5 minutes at a time twice a da ... Read More
A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Sick 17 mo old baby: This is not normal. Please call your doctor to have the baby examined asap. He probably has an infection that needs treatment.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brendan Rice
17 years experience Family Medicine
Likely normal: As long as everything is functioning properly, it sounds normal. When you are cold overall, your body tries to pull heat from the areas farthest from ... Read More
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