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Doctor insights on: Metacarpals In The Foot

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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

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

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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

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

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Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Broken foot metacarpal casat or not?

Depends: Whether you get a cast, a brace or a stiff soled post-op shoe depends on the metatarsal bone that is fractured and whether or not it is displaced or inherently unstable. The mechanism of injury as well as the amount of swelling is a consideration ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ideas: It could be many things, here is just a small list and I agree you should see a physician for a thorough exam. Stress fracture, neuroma, ligament tear, lisfranc injury, metatarsalgia (painful MTP joints), capsulitis, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Be checked: If you have a known fracture, had another injury, and now the hand is hurting more, I would have it checked. The cast needs to be checked to make sure it is still well fitting, and an X-ray should be considered to make sure the fracture is still in good alignment. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Feet a d angles swellup?

Feet a d angles swellup?

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

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What causes clubbed feet?

What causes clubbed feet?

Couple of things: Can be due to position while in utero or a neuromuscular disease. ...Read more

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What causes sites on feet?

What causes sites on feet?

??????: I am sorry what are "sites on feet"? Maybe pose question in a different verbage! ...Read more

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What causes "spurrs" in feet?

What causes "spurrs" in feet?

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

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What leads to metacarpal bossing?

What leads to metacarpal bossing?

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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How to fix pronated feet?

How to fix pronated feet?

Surgery: Orthotics can help but only while your wearing them,, ...Read more

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I am having pain in my feet?

I am having pain in my feet?

Be more specific: 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

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How could I fix pronated feet?

How could I fix pronated feet?

See below.: Orthotics and supportive shoes can help prevent excessive pronation while weight bearing and walking. In certain severe case, surgery may be performed. ...Read more

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I always have pain in my feet?

I always have pain in my feet?

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

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What are ways to keep my feet from smelling?

What are ways to keep my feet from smelling?

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

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How to tape the feet for underpronation? I am wearing custom inserts.

How to tape the feet for underpronation? I am wearing custom inserts.

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

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What is trench foot?

What is trench foot?

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

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Malanoma on the foot?

Malanoma on the foot?

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

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What is "pedal foot"?

What is "pedal foot"?

Pedal means foot: Never heard the expression before....

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How come my foot itch?

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

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Why is my foot so hot?

Why is my foot so hot?

Foot: Hot foot can be due to infection, gout, injury etc. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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My foot is a lot pain?

My foot is a lot pain?

Many possibilities: This could be from arteries, veins, nerves and muscles and other stuff. Check with your doc and good luck. No need to wait. Avoid complications and have it checked ASAP. ...Read more

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How to treat cold feet?

How to treat cold feet?

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

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Why are my feet swollen?

Why are my feet swollen?

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

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Cures for athletes foot.

Cures for athletes foot.

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

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How to remove foot odor?

How to remove foot odor?

Good hygiene,: Daily washing with soap and water; keeping shoes, socks and feet dry; washing shoe inserts; using powder in shoes and on feet and using a natural essential oil based on your doctors recommendations! ...Read more