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Bruising And Crutch
Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?
Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...Read more
Prior Lisfranc fracture. Now have significant pain and swelling, with some redness and unable to bear weight on foot?
Injured toe joint in soccer limited ROM little swelling and bruising, minor pain worsened with movement and weight bearing, toe now hurts when clicks?
Which toe?: We don't get too concerned about injuries to the little toe because it's just not that important. The big toe however is a different story. Your description sounds like the pain is fairly minor. Usually a broken bone results in a lot of swelling + a lot of pain. It would be safe to watch and wait for a few days. If it's getting better then it's likely a soft tissue injury which will heal in time. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Swelling and pain from metatarsal stress fracture- how long should it last with non-weight bearing in boot and crutches?
To stress a point.: No method can predict exactly how long it will take a stress fracture to heal, under any conditions. Having said that, when you remove or substantially reduce the very stress that over powered the speed of your bone's ability to heal, then the fracture can repair itself. The accepted time frame is between 6-12 weeks or when all signs of fracture are gone. Non and limited weight bearing is best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
9th week after ankle surgery, and still need 2 crutches to walk with limp. Is this normal? Swelling & pain in ankle. When can I walk without crutches?
Shake, rattle, roll.: There is ankle surgery and there is ankle surgery. Depending on the extent of the damage and repair, the time until resolution varies greatly. Swelling and pain can be a sign of some degree of instability. Ask the surgeon as to his take on your healing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elbow contusion due to sand rail accident. Severe bruising from elbow to shoulder. Sprained wrist and extreme swelling. No feeling in hand and cold.?
Broken ankle or sprain? Symptoms are swelling of ankle. Can rotate and walk on it with mild pain though. Happended 5 days ago
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray ...Read more
On crutches 4 foot/ankle fractures. No weight as per dr. Crutch use caused rib displacement.Now crutch use and movement are extr painful. Suggestions?
Adjust the crutches: Sometimes adjusting the height of the crutches and/or adding padding can help. If not, i would suggest switching to a walker. Worst case scenario would be to use a wheelchair for some time until you progress your weightbearing status. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing bone pain and painful swollen joints (better by: immobilizing joint in a splint, compressive wrap or dressing, rest) (time frame...
RICE treatment helps: Based on your description, it sounds as though you are having a problem with an isolated bone and its surrounding joints as opposed to generalized bone pain and swelling. The bone must be evaluated for any trauma specific to it. This may include x-ray along with a clinical history. Since your "RICE" treatment seems to be working, continue with it until you can be examined, hopefully soon. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?
Sprained ankle on 11-13 swelling not going down foot cold and pale pain in calf and thigh. On crutches and off foot entirely. Pain unbearable at times?
See a specialist: You don't mention having it properly examined. In addition to a full examination, proper diagnostic testing including X-rays and perhaps an MRI will be useful. The condition (if occurred on Nov 13) is more than 6 weeks. The fact that you remain on crutches is of concern. See an orthopedist or podiatrist to have a proper assessment made. ...Read more
Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?
Fell of ladder 3 weeks ago and twisted knee, pain when straighten and walking, but no limping, swelling gone down, can it be sprained, can bear full w?
I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?
Try it without.: You probably don't have to sleep in the cast, but the foot and leg should be elevated. Use several pillows to supply support to the entire leg. The foot needs to be elevated to speed up the de-swelling process. Ice application and swelling reduction should reduce the pain. Try taking Advil (ibuprofen) for faster pain relief. If you need to get up at night, use the crutches. ...Read more
Broke fibula and sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?
16days p op arth.Knee plica s men. Rem. Is it normal to still have a lot of bruising pain throbbing &on crutches ?
Yes : Best to discuss this with your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more
16days p-op arth. Knee plica w/ s. Men.Removal is a6/7 pain throbbing oozing(new)heat crutches bruising normal?
I've been told I have a lot of bruising on my bone in my foot will it ever get better i'm on crutches?
I have a calf strain, am on crutches for 8 days now. Today developed bruising down my chin of the injured leg. Is this a problem?
Yes: Bruising generally indicates breaking of blood vessels. This is serious business anywhere. However the lower leg is considered the 2nd heart of the body and a malfunction of blood vessels can create a thrombus that can circulate to your heart and/or lungs and end you life. Get a consultation now. ...Read more
I've an Avulsion Frcture of 5th metatarsal 9 days ago ,bruising almost gone,no pain foot can go flat to floor, should I try to walk without my crutch?
Turned my ankle 3x in 10 days. Swollen with minor bruising. Urgent care said sprain and be on crutches for 3 days. Should I get ortho opinion?
I have a cast on my foot and its causing severe pain and moving back and forth. also the crutches are causing bruises on my armpits. tips?
Recast..: Call the surgeon and explain the problem. It sounds like the cast is loose because the foot has shrunk. You also need to have the crutches sized to you and given some crutch training. The training is usually provided by the office staff or hard ware distributor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone bruise on talus (MRI) 6 weeks ago.Still too sore to walk without crutches.What support or shoes best to help get back to walking independantly?
Severe bone bruise on talus and calcaeus 7 weeks ago.Told to remove boot and transition off crutches but still too sore.Will walking on it delay heali?
Yes. This is a very : integral joint in weight bearing. Ur body is telling U 2 back off! If U R cleared & Ur body says it hurts, it's time 2 B smart & do as Ur body is telling U. It may not B a bad idea 2 get a 2nd opinion. Ur MTI should B used,& when the edema is clearing then a slow graduated weight bearing program should start, under care of orthopedic surgeon, perhaps a new 1. ...Read more
How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st
Can : Can you afford to be crippled? You should be doing a lot better by now. This degree of pain is not normal. You need to be examined by an orthopedist and have additional treatment.There is a very strong possibility that you will require a knee arthroscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal for severe bone bruise on talus (mri diagnosed) to cause pain in one spot under heel too painful to walk without crutches 7 weeks on?
Went over on my ankle, had no pain, it swelled & had some deep bruising. Saw a doctor, who said to take it easy for a week with crutches & painkillers. All been fine, but its 3 weeks later & I have some discomfort; pins & needles on top of foot?
Injury : Probably still symptoms of healing. Wait it out ! Good luck ...Read more
I sustained a non-displaced jones fracture on march 9th. I do not weight bear and use crutches. Do i need a cast or splint? More buising has appeared?
What is a bruise: Bruise is bleeding under the skin and it looks bluish black it can be due to trauma to that area or sometimes comes on spontaneusly due to certain medical conditions.There may be fragility of blood vessels, low platlet count, or other bleeding disorders due to lack of clotting factors in blood.If is recurrent and in many places in the body then one has to consult their physician. ...Read more
Unnecessary: A bruise is a leakage of blood, usually from trauma, under the skin. If you want to disguise it with a wrap, that is fine, but there is no medical reason to cover up a bruise. Ice on a bruised area for the first 2-3 days can limit its extent and then use heat help the body disperse the blood. ...Read more
Bruise: When the skin is traumatized, usually by a direct blow, small capillaries are damaged and leak blood cells. These spread through the interspaces under the skin leading to the bluish discoloration called a bruise. Unless associated with bleeding disorders, or the trauma caused deeper injury, these can be treated with icing for 2-3 days and then heat later to resolve the bruise. ...Read more