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A 19-year-old female 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?

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Dr. Meeta Pancholi
Podiatry 26 years experience
Ice/compression: 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
Dr. James Martens
Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot injury: 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.

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Last updated May 15, 2016

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