A member asked:

I was playing tennis & tripped. foot landed badly and now has a swollen spot.its not red.hurts lots. been putting ice/heat for 20 mins.best thing 2do?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Meeta Pancholi answered

Specializes in Podiatry

while the injury is new ice is better along with compression(ace bandage) to get the swelling down and pain managed. Ibuprofen can help as well. If you still have significant pain after a few days see a foot/ankle specialist

Answered Sep 12, 2015



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Dr. James Martens answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

If you can't put weight on it go get an X-ray. If you can put weight on it then try to rest it, ice it, elevate it and take over the counter medication like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) as directed. If it's not getting significantly better in 3 days go get an X-ray.

Answered May 15, 2016



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