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A 28-year-old female asked:

I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. i put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. now i look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Bandaging can do: that. I find this happens often wafter doing surgery on one part of the foot and after removing the bandage there is purple in another part of the foot. I think the bandaging possibly causes blood vessels to break or leak and the blood spilling causes the black and blue marks. No worries should disappear soon.
Last updated Dec 27, 2015

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