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Bone Bruise Foot Healing Time
Weeks: It can take anywhere between 4-6 weeks at minimum. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Protect it: Protect the injured area with metatarsal pads or a padded orthotic to wear in your shoe. May also want to add in an over the counter anti inflammatory medication if not allergic. ...Read more
If painful: Consider a surgical shoe or cam walker... ...Read more
I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?
Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...Read more
Bone bruise on shin 11 days later still severe bruising that has moved to around ankle and bottom of foot. Is this normal?
Yes: Yes .gravity takes small collections of blood 'downhill' w/ time. Especially on the tibia ( shin bone) where the discoloration is plain to see because of minimal muscle/ soft tissue to 'cover' it. If you are concerned see your MD. Best of luck...! ...Read more
I have a bone bruise on the outside of my ankle, and i was wondering if it was normal for my foot to go numb and tingle? My ankle will sometimes too
Yes and no: I would not say it is normal, but rather it can be seen with the type of injury you are describing. A bruise to the bone can cause localized soft tissue swelling in the area in which the nerves pass. This may cause a radiating pain, numbness or pins and needle sensation in the ankle and foot. If it does not resolve, you should be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more
I have had a bone bruise in my left foot for 2 months. I was in a boot for 5 weeks, and I had a steroid injection. Meds do not help either. The pain keeps getting worse. What can I do????
I have had a bone bruise in my left foot for 2 months now, I was in an aircast boot for 5 weeks, had meds and a steroid injection. Nothing works and pain is increasing. What gives????
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Healing your Heel.: Healing could take anywhere from several weeks to several months. The variability of time is based in part on the location and severity of the bruise. The extent to as how well you will follow the prescribed course of treatment is also a consideration. ...Read more
Not related: A bruised nail will usually have blood under the nail causing it to be discolored. A bone bruise is a deep injury involving the bone. ...Read more
Until comfortable: Until you feel that the ankle is stable and you are able to run and cut as you did prior to the injury. ...Read more
Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more
You are right: You are right in saying that a simple bone bruise would likely be getting better after two months and not likely getting worse. You may need a followup appointment and potentially further studies to reevaluate the initial diagnosis. ...Read more
5 wks ago bone bruise to talus & ligament damage.Get electrical shock feel down right underside of big toe when pressured .Cause & how long to heal?
8 yr old ankle bone bruise from soccer, 8wks now and only 50% better, still can't walk on it, really painful to the touch. What can we do? Help pLS :(
More than a feeling.: If the symptoms are, as you have described, then you are over do to be seen by a pediatric orthopedic specialist. Eight weeks is too long a time for such minimal resolution of symptoms. I suggest you go off-weight bearing until the ankle can be (re) evaluated for a possible, as of now, un-diagnosed problem. ...Read more
Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isnt healing?
it may mean that: Your foot got really bruised and it take a few weeks for hte bruisng to begin to go away but it is dependent upoi=n how much bruisng you started with , your general health and circulation, how swollen you were, how agresviley you iced or elvated to reduce swelling and bruising initially. And certainly of bruising is going away and then comes back then one needs to get reevaluated. ...Read more
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?
Sprained ankle 4/11/15, original MRI: minor tears in post tib and deltoid lig; 5 mo. of PT new MRI shows bone bruise of talus. what else can I do?
Tears: Given your symptoms I would have your doctor refer you to an Orthopedist! ...Read more
Why does my ankle swells, turns different colors, fells like it is on fire, hurt my ankle 6/2011 and it is not getting any better. I now have two toes that have black lines in them. Was treated, did x-rays said bone bruise after 3 months did mri. Saying
Ankle: Your description screams get an evaluation. There is so much that could be going on that there is nowhere near enough space here. See your treating physician and get the help you need ...Read more
Can I return to playing tennis if I have a bone bruise? If I use an ankle brace? The doctor told me it was a very minor bruise and it was ok to play.
Likely yes: There are various types of bone bruises- some based on your history and exam and others confirmed with an MRI. Some on MRI actually represent small fractures. You should be able to return to tennis when you have minimal pain (1/10 or less), full range of motion, minimal swelling and normal function. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?
Hard to be sure! Your doctor(s) must discuss this with you regularly! Do not be shy about asking!
Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Is there any exercise or self treatment for a bone spur / bruised heel ? I usually like to do all I can before going to doc !!
Yes: Ice your heels, stretch your Achilles tendon as much as possible. If you still have pain see a podiatrist for further stretching exercises. By the way a bruised heel is not really a bone spur. You have to see why you heel is bruised. ...Read more
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
Resting: Rest, ice pack and anti-inflammatory. May be you need an X Ray to rule out any fracture. ...Read more
What can I take to ease a swollen heel whilst healing from a broken bone that's knitted but been told i can walk on it it's swollen and tender?
Bone bruise: A bone bruise may take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
29/f feels like butt bone is bruised sometimes, pain in left hip, thighs, knee and down to foot? Take a kickboxing class 3 times a week also.
Maybe you: Got kicked? Or it could be a herniated disc. Or something in the pelvic organs. You need to see a doctor to figure it out. ...Read more
How long do bone bruises of the ankle take to heal... I've been out of work now 3 weeks...But injury happened 4/27/13.Doc wants to give it more time.
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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