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Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?

Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing.  Normal?

Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. However, you need to get on crutches and be non weight bearing. When you stand the swelling has nowhere to go and stays in your foot. That's why elevation above the heart is essential. Also ice the ankle when you get the swelling down and keep it elevated. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Stubbed toe, 3 days later it's swollen, bruised &hurts to walk on. Also lots of pressure in foot & ankle. Normal X-ray. Possible hairline fracture?

Stubbed toe, 3 days later it's swollen, bruised &hurts to walk on. Also lots of pressure in foot & ankle. Normal X-ray. Possible hairline fracture?

It is possible: that a hairline fracture may not be visible on the initial xray. As the healing response occurs, it becomes easier to see after a week or so. Talk to your doctor about the need for follow up xrays or other studies. ...Read more

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Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!

Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected ! use crutches ! -h-. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have occasional pain on top of foot where leg meets foot after a sprained ankle? 8 days after. Ankle x-Ray didn't show fracture.

Is it normal to have occasional pain on top of foot where leg meets foot after a sprained ankle? 8 days after. Ankle x-Ray didn't show fracture.

Potentially: Yes, potentially, particularly if the zone of injury or even the associated inflammation or swelling has spread to that area. Don't hesitate to be followed for it. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously ..tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?

Sprained my  ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously ..tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?

Both: It is likely a temporary nerve injury known as neuropraxia. It can take several weeks to several months for this to resolve completely. But usually if you have at least some sensation in the area this will eventually resolve. ...Read more

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Navicular fracture 7.10.13. Subsequent calcaneofibular ligament reconstruction 28.2.14. Still pain + swelling, unable to stand on 1 foot or up on toes?

Navicular fracture 7.10.13. Subsequent calcaneofibular ligament reconstruction 28.2.14. Still pain + swelling, unable to stand on 1 foot or up on toes?

Your Orthopedic Sur.: Please go back to your orthopedic surgeon. there may be a nerve entrapped, or exuberant bone regrowth. In other words he may have more work to do. If you don't get anywhere, then I might suggest a second opinion with a Sports Medicine Specialist orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve(s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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Injured wrist 1 wk ago playing football and an MRI showed edema and black lunate bone, was in cast for 1 mo okay to go back to gym?

Injured wrist 1 wk ago playing football and an MRI showed edema and black lunate bone, was in cast for 1 mo okay to go back to gym?

No: If the lunate was the only wrist bone to be black you could have keinboch's or avascular necrosis of the lunate. This needs to be evaluated and treated before you do permanent damage to your wrist. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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After a month of displaced toe fracture it's now dry gangrene. Immobile hard scaly. Also my last three toes don't touch the ground in neutral position?

After a month of displaced toe fracture it's now dry gangrene. Immobile hard scaly. Also my last three toes don't touch the ground in neutral position?

Are you seeing: A doctor? You need to be under the care of a doctor. Sometimes people call a scab dry gangrene. Your vascular status and that of the dislocation need to be assessed, ...Read more

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Inversion ankle sprain: after 1 week: new bruise shows upon lower fibula hours after starting to put weight on it: http://oi40.Tinypic.Com/5b1cv4.Jpg

Inversion ankle sprain: after 1 week: new bruise shows upon lower fibula hours after starting to put weight on it: http://oi40.Tinypic.Com/5b1cv4.Jpg

Ottawa ankle rules: Could very well be an avulsion fracture of the lower fibula. Please get an x-ray. Brace/walking boot for support. Ice. See and orthopedist. ...Read more

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Does a non displaced fracture at the base of big toe cause your foot, ankle and toes to swell 4 weeks after it happened?

Does a non displaced fracture at the base of big toe cause your foot, ankle and toes to swell 4 weeks after it happened?

Fracture Swelling: Normal fracture healing will last six to eight weeks. Non-displaced fractures still require immobilization during the healing process to prevent them from becoming displaced fractures... Swelling and discomfort is a normal, functional, protective response to any fracture. You should follow closely with your podiatrist to insure proper healing. Serial xrays will objectify the fracture progression. ...Read more

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I had hairline toe fractute and after 7 weeks fracture healed but next to the toe above my foot it gets swollen why ?

I had hairline toe fractute and after 7 weeks  fracture healed but  next to the toe above my foot it gets swollen why ?

It is possible: There was some soft tissue or blood vessel damage as part of the injury you sustained. I would ice the region whenever possible where the inflammation occurs. ...Read more

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Anterior ankle ligament repair, 12 days post op. Pain ++ in last 3 days, over entire foot and shin. Turns blue when down, No fever or chills - normal?

Anterior ankle ligament repair, 12 days post op. Pain ++ in last 3 days, over entire foot and shin. Turns blue when down, No fever or chills - normal?

No: No, I would not say that is normal at all. I would definitely let your surgeon know and be checked immediately to make sure you have not had some type of complication. ...Read more

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Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. x rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain.now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. x rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain.now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read more

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I have cuboid avulsion fracture. At 4 weeks de said to lose crutches and walk in boot. 5 days later it's sore and turns darker color when down on floor. Is it too soon? Dr said she sees bridging on xray

I have cuboid avulsion fracture. At 4 weeks de said to lose crutches and walk in boot. 5 days later it's sore and turns darker color when down on floor. Is it too soon? Dr said she sees bridging on xray

See Orthopaedics: Please see a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery. Sounds like you may have a Lisfranc injury that may have not been evident on first exam. if the MD sees bridging callus, that is a sign there is motion a the fracture site. Please see a specialist in Foot and Ankle Orthopaedics for the best outcome. Stay calm and see ortho. Good luck to you.
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00162 ...Read more

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6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if i stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if i stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after standing. Treatment options?

Pitting edema around ankles one week after ankle injury. No pain, just discomfort, causes whole foot to swell after  standing. Treatment options?

Common: Injuries disrupt the flow of the lymphatics. This results in swelling. It is only temporary. Solution: Co-band wrap or Ace-wrap for ~1week and, keep using it (unless real painful) [if bruising, you may need an x-ray] ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more