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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: Painful swollen foot could be due to infection, sprain or fracture. You need an physical exam to determine what's going on. Perhaps even an xray. Cons ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See your doctor: It sounds like you have had a reaction to the cortisone. Cortisone is not usually used for bone spurs. Talk to your doctor.
Dr. David Kahan
32 years experience Podiatry
Infection? fracture?: You need to see you doctor again. Cortisone injected into a fracture can result in this reaction. Need to be sure there is no fracture in this area.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Morgan
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Spurs: Its possible to get "spurs" or osteophytes in multiple locations. A bone spur in the fifth metatarsal area would be rare but possible.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Bones take 6-8 weeks: Unfortunately, you can't speed that time up. As a doctor our job is to protect you. I don't think participating in your tournament is a smart thing to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Imaging: Barring obvious deformity, see a physician & have a x-ray to determine if you have a fracture. If there is a fracture then treatment options usually c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But it will be painful.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow MD's guidance: Definitely discuss what is activities are safe or not for your particular surgery with your surgeon. In general, most healthy bones heal in about 6-8 ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Foucher
29 years experience Podiatry
Not fractured?: What happened? If it is a stress fracture then it is fractured. It will take 8-16 weeks to heal. Sounds like you need to be reevaluated. See your ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Kramer
Specializes in Podiatry
Contracted toe: The most common cause of a dropped metatarsal is a contracted ( hammered) toe. If the metatarsal pad helps it can be made permanent by incorporating ... Read More
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