A 53-year-old member asked:
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piece of metal fell on my foot and now it hurts to walk and its all black and blue. how to tell if it's broken or very bruised?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get and X-ray: The only way to tell if it is broken or just bruised is to have it examined and have an xray taken.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014

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