A 65-year-old female asked:
69 yo male had bad calf cramp 3 wks ago; foot swelled & became bruised near foot. us showed no dvt, pain/swelling/bruising remains. dr had no advice.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Bennett Werner answered
44 years experience Cardiology
See below: By description, there has been hemorrhage in the subcutaneous tissues which accounts for the pain, swelling, and bruising. Trauma would be most likely but if there was no trauma, then it must have occurred spontaneously (less common but possible). Regardless, treatment is the same: elevation, rest, analgesics like acetaminophen, and time. When walking, support hose would help.
Answered on Apr 29, 2015
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