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A 57-year-old member asked:

i have a badly bruised toe. how do i treat it?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
Refer to answer: Keep toe clean. Tape it to adjacent toe to keep it from moving too much. Most suspected bruised toes also are broken. To make sure see your dr.
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 23 years experience
Xray: You should get an xray to rule out a fracture if there was trauma involved. Ice and elevation of the foot will help with symptoms.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik commented
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
If a fracture is present and not diagnosed it could lead to a non-union or mal-union with deformity or possible impaired function
Mar 11, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Assuming it is : Not broken, ice it. Avoid tight shoes and when walking lift up your foot rather than push off of it when you are propulsing.

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Is it normal for my baby to have pigeon toes?

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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Yes: Babies in the womb usually have their feet pointed in and they don't start to straighten them until they get older and start using their legs more. If your child is starting to walk and tripping due to their feet turning in, talk with your doctor.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What type of fibromatosis grows on top of the foot?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
Possible desmoid?: Most fibromatoses of the foot occurs on the bottom (plantar) surface. There is a type of benign tumor that is very invasive called a desmoid fibromatosis or desmoid tumor. I would be concerned that a lump on the top (dorsal) surface of the foot could be this, which is aggressive. A ganglion cyst is another possibility. See a doctor for possible imaging and biopsy.
A member asked:

Btown color on top of feet?

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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 19 years experience
Lesions: Brown discoloration on the skin can be a multiple of problems, best to have evaluated by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. If you are a diabetic, these are associated with use of metformin "leaking" iron in your bloodstream and skin. Otherwise, the possibility of melanoma exists.
A 27-year-old male asked:

How long do you need to stay off of a toe that has a spur but isnt broken?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Depends on a lot: Rest will not make a spur go away. Allevating the pressure on the toe which caused the spur to form is the key. If the area is inflammed and sore, rest may be helpful for a while. If the cause is not addressed, then the problem will return in a short time. The problem could be shoe pressure or pressure from another toe or another deformity.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Feet fall asleep but not sure what to do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Wake them up: If this happens often, this means you have neuropathy and should be evaluated by a doctor. If it happens after sitting in a certain position it is occurring as a result of pressure neuropathy and you should not sit in that position or not for a long time.

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