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A 42-year-old female asked:

Two weeks ago, i dropped an item on my foot. there is slight bruising, slight swelling, and pain when i wear shoes. but i can walk. my foot is still sore to touch. should i see a doctor now?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
See a physician: I would say seeing a podiatrist could be helpful. X-rays could be taken to ensure that there isn't any fracture or guide treatment if there is. If there is a fracture where the fragments are separated, a reduction of the fracture would be necessary to ensure proper healing.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Foot pain: Continue resting it for 1-2 weeks more, icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your foot. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If soreness continues than yes get it checked out by a foot doctor. If not, just keep an eye on it. Hope this was helpful.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
If: There is no pain or swelling you can skip the doc but if any change seek attention right away.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
If u can walk & the: Pain is tolerable, more likely it's just from bruising. Warm soaks and nsaids would help. If it gets worse, see your dr for reassurance. Take care!
Dr. Ted King
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If there is any swelling, ice can also be helpful in addition to NSAIDs.
Jun 15, 2013

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