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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I broke my foot two weeks ago, in in a boot and crutches. However when I take the boot off there is more brushing than before and swelling? Normal?

I broke my foot two weeks ago, in in a boot and crutches. However when I take the boot off there is more brushing than before and swelling? Normal?

Yes: Common to see more bruising and swelling. Not to worry as long as pain getting better. If getting worse discuss with your doctor. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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Broke my foot last Friday. There was no swelling or bruising. Tonight I noticed a large blue bruise in the area of the break. Gone to work. Bad idea?

Broke my foot last Friday. There was no swelling or bruising. Tonight I noticed a large blue bruise in the area of the break. Gone to work. Bad idea?

What Fracture?: A broken foot can describe a lot of things. There was no swelling or bruising for 6 days. I can only assume there was no or minimal pain, since you did not mention it. Just how bad could it be broken? One way to find out is to have the foot evaluated to identify the total extent of the injury. If it is broken, to any extent, it has to be stabilized, most commonly by a cam walker. Now, you decide. ...Read more

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I'm pretty sure I broke my foot at the big toe joint. I don't have insurance so can I just wear an orthopedic boot I already have small amount of swelling tingling in foot extreme difficulty with weight bearing no visible deformity or bruising happened whe

I'm pretty sure I broke my foot at the big toe joint. I don't have insurance so can I just wear an orthopedic boot I already have small amount of swelling tingling in foot extreme difficulty with weight bearing no visible deformity or bruising happened whe

If: If you have no insurance (and no means to pay), you can still go to an er and have it x-rayed. This way, at least you'll know for certain whether it's broken, and also how badly. If it's a bad break that needs to be reduced (put back), I'm not sure the er will do that, and you might have to suck it up and go see someone or suffer the consequences of a non-union or malunion, which will haunt you for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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How long can swelling and aching last after a foot fracture?

How long can swelling and aching last after a foot fracture?

Can last a long time: Pain may last months to years depending on the type and severity of fracture and on the treatment. ...Read more

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I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there is a fracture or injury and can take several months to a year for complete recovery. You are doing everything right, but patience is the best ally in this recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have burning & swelling in my feet. The swelling is worst in my leg that I broke when I was 7.I'm 34 yes old now. What is going on.?

I have burning & swelling in my feet. The swelling is worst in my leg that I broke when I was 7.I'm 34 yes old now. What is going on.?

Need workup: This could be related to either kidney or cardiac dysfunction and you should be worked up. The increased swelling in the one with past trauma verse the other leg is the fact that trauma can change vascular flow and cause edema later in life when systemic reasons cause swelling. With feet burning, may have neuropathy, possibly even from diabetes which could be causing kidney damage. Need workup. ...Read more

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Broke patella 9 weeks ago. At 8 weeks started pt. Can't bend knee and foot keeps swelling up if not elevated. Should I be concerned?

Broke patella 9 weeks ago. At 8 weeks started pt. Can't bend knee and foot keeps swelling up if not elevated. Should I be concerned?

If you are hobbling-: -along, you are getting dependent edema because you are not using your muscles 2 help keep the fluid from your feet & lower legs. Once you are able 2 walk normally it will go away. After a nites rest you pee it out & gone by morning. ...Read more

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I am pretty sure I broke the 4th toe on my right foot. I’ve iced it. It’s not crooked. No discoloration Swelling minimal. Do I need to see a doc?

I am pretty sure I broke the 4th toe on my right foot. I’ve iced it. It’s not crooked. No discoloration Swelling minimal. Do I need to see a doc?

Fracture: Probably not necessary to see your doctor. If it is broken the only treatment is to immobilize it by taping it to the next toe. Keep if immobile for 3 to 4 weeks and that should allow it to heal. Good luck ...Read more

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Should I go see a doctor or wait? I bumped my foot under a table three weeks ago and the bump is still there and although the swelling has gone down, its still there also. Should I still wait for it to go down more of should I go see a doctor?

Should I go see a doctor or wait? I bumped my foot under a table three weeks ago and the bump is still there and although the swelling has gone down, its still there also. Should I still wait for it to go down more of should I go see a doctor?

If: If this was just a simple contusion (my wife says she "bunked" it), three weeks down the line you should be fine. Clearly, you're not. So yes, I would go get it checked and have it x-rayed, just to be safe. ...Read more

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Broke ankle 11-16-13. Got aircast boot. All swelling was gone til yesterday when I didn't elevate foot. Now whole foot is swollen. What should I do?

Broke ankle 11-16-13. Got aircast boot. All swelling was gone til yesterday when I didn't elevate foot. Now whole foot is swollen. What should I do?

Ankle fracture: That is a recent fracture, so keep up with the elevation until no longer needed. See your physician if there are any other problems. That's why we are here! Good luck. ...Read more

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I tore my tendons on my ankle and broke bone now I have reddness going all around my foot and swelling of ankle bone with no pain?

I tore my tendons on my ankle and broke bone now I have reddness going all around my foot and swelling of ankle bone with no pain?

Ankle fracture: You will need to discuss it with your doc. Without seeing xrays and examining you, it is really hard to suggest anything. You may be treated conservatively or you may need surgical intervention depending on the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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My doc ordered an MRI of my right foot and leg because I have had pain and swelling for three months around my outer ankle. What will MRI show?

My doc ordered an MRI of my right foot and leg because I have had pain and swelling for three months around my outer ankle. What will MRI show?

Problems with bones: Mri is a very advanced test and it gives structural information about the muscles bones and tendons as well as joints. Any problem from infection, fractures, dislocation or cancer inflammation, abscess all will show up in a MRI scan it is expensive but extremely useful test especially if we are not sure of what is the cause of your pain. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I broke 3 bones in my foot the 2nd 3rd & 4th metatarsal bones I wore a boot for 6 weeks, I still have severe swelling at week 7 is this normal?

Swelling in foot: Swelling in the foot after a serious fracture is normal during the healing process. Swelling in the foot could last several months. If there is still pain with the swelling in the foot after six weeks, then you should see your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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My husband had pain and swelling in his foot. The doctordiagnosed plantar fasciitis. Three days later, his swelling isgone and he has no pain. Then he said it was a vein infection. What could it be?

My husband had pain and swelling in his foot. The doctordiagnosed plantar fasciitis. Three days later, his swelling isgone and he has no pain. Then he said it was a vein infection. What could it be?

?: The dr said it was plantar fascitiis then a vein infection? The two are clearly different. Regardless, you stated your husband was better.....So everything is good. If you were asking the diffence between the two, there is a clear difference and the should be no confusion. ...Read more

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Hi I broke mi hip wen I was 16 2005 got pinz etc which got infectd 2 years latr so they got takn out been wrking fulltime untill 5 m ago having issues sharp pain in hip and swelling only that one side foot/leg now recently mi face.

Hi I broke mi hip wen I was 16 2005 got pinz etc which got infectd 2 years latr so they got takn out been wrking fulltime untill 5 m ago having issues sharp pain in hip and swelling only that one side foot/leg now recently mi face.

Hip: Please return to your hip doctor or your family doc. You need to make sure all is well w/your hip, i.e., no damage or infection. The doc will check that out and help you fix things. Please ask doc about doing studies to measure your bone health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I broke my ankle 8. Days ago now top of foot bruised n swelling n hurts to touch right by my toes could I have broken more n xrays missed it?

I broke my ankle 8. Days ago now top of foot bruised n swelling n hurts to touch right by my toes could I have broken more n xrays missed it?

Broken ankle or foot: Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture and the mechanism of the injury (ie. How it happened) you could have swelling and bruising to the toes. Did you only have ankle x-rays? If so you might need foot x-rays also. Go back to the doctor you saw and get more information. If you went to the ER, then you might need the x-rays to take to your personal doctor. ...Read more

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37 yrs old this year alone broke right foot twice, knee swelling/popping out of place, now broke pelvic bone. Could it be a medication I am on?

37 yrs old this year alone broke right foot twice, knee swelling/popping out of place, now broke pelvic bone. Could it be a medication I am on?

That is a lot of: Fractures in one year. Unless one was a stunt woman or very clumsy -this is difficult to explain. I reviewed side effect profiles for phenergan, (promethazine) Alprazolam ; Apriso - and found no association with fractures. If you have found yourself more injury prone, Alprazolam can lead to difficulty with coordination, clumsiness etc. This warrants further exploration. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my foot to be swelling after 2 weeks since I broke my ankle in 2 places and I did not need surgery. Was given a air cast boot?

Is it normal for my foot to be swelling after 2 weeks since I broke my ankle in 2 places and I did not need surgery. Was given a air cast boot?

Yes: You didn't mention what specific bones you broke but it usually takes 6-8 weeks for a fracture to heal depending on the severity. Swelling at 2 weeks out is to be expected. Try elevating your leg at night and when you are resting, it will help with the swelling. ...Read more

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Patient has stage three lung cancer. She is swelling in her feet and hands. Why is that? What should she take or do for that?

Patient has stage three lung cancer. She is swelling in her feet and hands. Why is that? What should she take or do for that?

Depends: This could be due to many factors. This be from the medications, from getting excess fluid, from impaired venous drainage or kidney function, or simply from another process. Go see your oncologist and they will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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Broke fibula and grade 2 ankle sprain 6 week ago. Pain and swelling still. No surgery nec. Can't walk normal on foot without boot. Is this normal?

Broke fibula and grade 2 ankle sprain 6 week ago. Pain and swelling still. No surgery nec. Can't walk normal on foot without boot. Is this normal?

Yes: Expect 3 months of healing and the need for physical therapy after this to gradually improve function. You will need to be careful about your exercise level and the stress on the area ...Read more

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What to do if I broke my foot a week and a half ago.?

What to do if I broke my foot a week and a half ago.?

Broken foot: See you podiatrist for an evaluation and x rays. Bones can easily heal in a poor position resulting in chronic pain and swelling. Don't wait any longer ...Read more

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What to do if I think I broke my foot, how would I be able to tell if I did or not?

What to do if I think I broke my foot, how would I be able to tell if I did or not?

Broken foot: As stated, see you podiatrist for an x ray, evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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