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Metacarpals In The Foot
Are these normal complications with a broken foot? So I was put into a boot about 5 weeks ago and my foot still really hurts, I broke my 5th metacarpal and my foot is still bruised and when my foot is out of the boot it turns inward and my shin is startin
SLOW HEALING: These are notorious for slow healing, and have a high rate of nonunion and complications. Early, and aggressive care is usually required to deal with these. Weightbearing on any fifth metatarsal fracture is risky. Make sure you're being followed by x-rays to track healing. ...Read more
5th metacarpal fracture in left foot. Saw urgent care, will be Ortho Monday. Will I be okay until then? Have feeling but not having pain, is that fine
Metatarsal?: Did you mean metatarsal? Metacarpals are in hand both are non urgent issues and heal in 6 weeks with or without treatment one day delay will not affect outcome ...Read more
I have a pain in my foot. I can bend my toes without pain. It hurts walking and when I squeeze the metacarpals together. Any ideas?
Hi I have a break in my hand metacarpal bone I have a cast on and last week my cousin kicked a hard oneils ball of it now my hand is painful?
Mva 3 ks ago Fx 2 metacarp no other major injuries. Since last nitght, my left leg is hurting from ankle to hip, problems standing up mva related?
Possibly: It is possible that you also sustained an additional injury that was not able to be identified originally. Delayed diagnosis of traumatic injuries is not uncommon. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some causes of swelling of the feet and ankles can include systemic problems such as hypertension, and problems with the kidneys and localized issues such as arthritis, infection, lymphatic obstruction, blood clots, varicose veins, trauma (fracture, sprain, and tendonitis) and side effects to medication. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Depends: On where spur forms. Heel spurs form from excessive tension on attachment of either plantar fascia or tendons that attach there: usually from inadequate foot support or tight structures. Other spurs form from excessive pressure causing bone to bleed and form spur. Some times an injury can cause a spur to form. ...Read more
Inflamation: Usually occurs at the insertion of either the extensor carpi radials brevis or longus tendons. It is an irritation of the periosteum at the tendons insertion resulting in hypertrophic bone formation. ...Read more
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Please ask a question- for example, "i have been having soreness in the bottoms of my feet four weeks after stepping on a nail... What could this be? "
the more detailed information you give the better we can answer. ...Read more
NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possible reasons (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the feet, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Smelly feet: You can try washing your feet with an antibacterial soap. Use absorbent foot powders and antiperspirant sprays. Change sweaty socks midway through your day, and rotate your shoes often. If you have any shoes that are smelly, get rid of them. If this does not work, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
No need: If you are wearing custom inserts and they are properly fit and working, then there is no need to tape your feet. If you are still having problems, you should go back to the doctor that fabricated your custom inserts. ...Read more
Definition:: Caused by prolonged exposure of the feet to damp, unsanitary, and cold conditions. Affected feet may become numb, affected by erythrosis (turning red) or cyanosis (turning blue) as a result of poor vascular supply, and feet may begin to have a decaying odor due to the possibility of the early stages of gangrene. As the condition worsens, feet may also begin to swell and blister (jungle rot). ...Read more
Hope not, but maybe: Melanoma is a serious form of skin cancer killing many every year, however if caught early it is entirely curable. Sunburn increases & sunscreens (probably) reduce risk. Melanoma can occur anywhere on your skin, even on your foot; it does not need to arise from an existing mole. Given high cure rates if found early, your doctor should look at any suspicious lesion (and if doubt -> dermatologist!). ...Read more
I don't know why: Your feet itch. A visit to your physician or dr can help to find out. Causes for itching of feet can include fungi called dermatophytes (ringworm, athlete’s foot); dyshidrosis (a form of eczema); neuropathy (i.e., diabetic); hookworm; vitamin deficiencies; scabies; poor circulation; pregnancy; cholestatis, dry skin, chilblains; contact dermatitis etc. ...Read more
Wear socks.: Cold feet might be a sign of poor circulation. On the other hand some people just have cold feet/hands and that is normal for them. There is also a generally benign condition called raynauds which causes cold/numb toes. See a dr. If you have discoloration of toes, pain numbness etc. ...Read more
Edema: Having both feet swollen is typically a sign of edema, resulting from relatively poor circulation (sometimes poor veins, rarely poor heart pumping) and the feet being dependent much of the day. Nutritional deficiency (low protein) and too much salt can worsen. Getting more exercise, elevating your feet during the day, can help. Depending on your age and health, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: The type of treatment rendered for athelete's foot (foot fungus) depends on the severity and the type of foot fungus it is. There are several types ranging from topical to oral medication. One important thing to remember is no matter what medication is used, it is important to address the environment that the foot is in and avoid re-infection. Don't forget to disinfect socks as well as shoes! ...Read more