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What are reasons why foot swells up after broken bone?

What are reasons why foot swells up after broken bone?

Fluid: Your body is sending all the "good stuff" you need for healing to the area. This is delivered via fluid and blood so there will be swelling at the fracture site. This can last for months after the injury. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

Is it possible to tell if I have a broken bone in my foot?

X-ray: X-ray is the way to best tell this. Pretty hard to do based on physical exam alone. Ct, MRI may also diagnose, though x-ray is first-line. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of a broken bone in your foot?

What are the symtoms of a broken bone in your foot?

Bone pain & swelling: Broken bones can be painful when touched or deformed by forces such as bearing weight until early healing or appropriate immobilization/splinting is employed. Not all fractures show up on initial x-rays. Advanced imaging modalities (mri or ct scan) may be indicated to make the diagnosis. Swelling localized to the zone of injury or fracture is a clinical hallmark the is routinely present. ...Read more

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Does the knot on top of my foot mean a broken bone?

Does the knot on top of my foot mean a broken bone?

Knot = broken?: No. A knot on the top of a foot is frequently seen in feet that are not broken. ...Read more

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How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

How can I get my broken bone, the tuberosity at the end of the 5th metatarsal in the foot, to heal quickly?

Speeding bone healin: Getting bones to heal quickly is difficult and the person who figures this out will win a nobel prize, in the meantime, maintaining alignment of the fracture segments is the single most important factor in healing properly and quickly. Some surgeons advocate the use of electrical bone stimulation. Growth factors are not routinely used for primary uncomplicated fractures. ...Read more

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How long should bruising last on a broken bone in the foot?

It varies.: It varies from person to person and other factors, such as nature of the injury, etc. A typical range could be 2 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my foot is still really bruised does that mean the broken bone isnt healing?

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

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Pain at outside of foot near arch when i take a step. Is this plantar fasciitis? Have previous diagnosis - never understood. Feels like broken bone.

Pain at outside of foot near arch when i take a step. Is this plantar fasciitis? Have previous diagnosis - never understood. Feels like broken bone.

Possible: It's fascitis but usually symptoms occur to inside of foot arch near heel. Cold be your lateral band or possible nerve entrapment . See your doctor. ...Read more

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I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot. Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica. Help!?

I am in a boot for a broken bone in my foot.  Wearing a boot made my spondydislothesis, which hadn't been a problem, cause sciatica.  Help!?

Spondylolisthesis: was always there long before the boot was on your foot. Likely the change in your gait caused it to pinch the nerve exiting out of that level. I would suggest you see a pain/spine fellowship trained specialist. You may be a candidate for an epidural steroid injection. ...Read more

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I had a heavy piece of metal hit my foot 3 weeks ago. The top of my foot is tight, with a large bump and hurts. Im wondering if I have a broken bone if it's worth to go to a med clinic for care as I don't have heath insurance?

I had a heavy piece of metal hit my foot 3 weeks ago. The top of my foot is tight, with a large bump and hurts. Im wondering if I have a broken bone if it's worth to go to a med clinic for care as I don't have heath insurance?

Yes, but.....: A painful bump from trauma is usually a good reason to get checked by your doctor or urgent care. However, a presumed fracture that is 3 weeks old has likely "partially" healed. Nonetheless, best to have it checked as a non-union of a fracture could be occurring. Btw-whether one has insurance or not does not play a role in what is best for health. ...Read more

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Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

It sounds: Like the prudent thing to do. If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay. ...Read more

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Confused with gp's?Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do i wear a cast or compression hose?

Depends: If the broken bone is healed then a compression hose would be of great benefit. When you are not on your feet, elevate your legs. Discuss your activity level with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son has a lump.on top of L foot. It feels like bone but hurts to touch. Went to ER and xray showed no broken bone. Dr said give it 10 days and ice/use crutches, probably sprain. Pain comes and goes for him. Consult orthopedic dr? Worried tumor?

My son has a lump.on top of L foot. It feels like bone but hurts to touch.  Went to ER and xray showed no broken bone. Dr said give it 10 days and ice/use crutches, probably sprain. Pain comes and goes for him. Consult orthopedic dr? Worried tumor?

Likely not serious: Sometimes kids or adults will develop a bundle of coatings around a nerve traveling through the skin. These nodules or cysts stretch the fibers & can cause pain occasionally but are not like a bone cancer or infection.A bone bruise might produce a similar bump but it would become hard & gradually fade over months. A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon could confirm/exclude this label & discuss treatm ...Read more

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Is a severe burning sensation normal after a broken bone? My mom broke her ankle 3 weeks ago and is now having severe burning sensations on the top of her foot. She says it feels like an iron or hot pokers are touching it. Her doctor loosened the bandages

Is a severe burning sensation normal after a broken bone? My mom broke her ankle 3 weeks ago and is now having severe burning sensations on the top of her foot. She says it feels like an iron or hot pokers are touching it. Her doctor loosened the bandages

While : While it may be expected to have some discomfort, there are some types of pain that may signify something amiss. Burning or electrical type pain is often described as "nerve pain", meaning there has been something that has occurred to a nerve in the area in question. Sensation to the top of the foot is from the superficial and deep peroneal nerves. The superficial peroneal nerve may have been stretched at the time of the original injury, compressed by dressings or injured a the time of surgery (you didn't mention whether she had had a surgery for the fracture. It may be specfic to this nerve or may come to encompass the entire foot/ankle in what some doctors call a complex regional pain syndrome. Ask your doctor about this. There are some medications that have been shown to help this sort of pain. A pain relief doctor (a subspecialty of anesthesia) may be consulted as well. ...Read more

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I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when i twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?

I was playing soccer and a guy stepped on my foot. My left big toe now has like a clicking sound when i twist it. An X-ray has revealed no broken bone?

You may : Have a soft tissue injury, like a torn extensor hood apparatus, tissue which holds the tendon down and so you may be hearing the extensor tendon moving out of place. A dynamic ultrasound or MRI can confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does flat feet effects the bones?

Does flat feet effects the bones?

Yes: Depending on the severity of the deformity loss of arch height can result in abnormal joint articulation .this in turn over many years can lead to arthritis and bone deformities around joints ...Read more

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I have an extra bone in my left foot .I am flat feet. My foot hurts doing any kind of activity. Hurts just sitting still..

I have an extra bone in my left foot .I am flat feet. My foot hurts doing any kind of activity. Hurts  just sitting still..

Very common: Persons with an extra bone in their foot, very commonly are flat-footed. With chronic pain at this immediate area on the inside of your ankle, have the extra bone removed, but there is conservative care. If surgery is elected, address your flat feet as well. Go to hyprocure .Com and find local doctor. ...Read more

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What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

What are the signs of the effected bones in flat feet?

Flat foot : Flat foot refers to a kiss in the normal Longitudinal arch of the foot, it can be flexible or rigid. Signs of flat foot can include abnormal shoe wear and sores and calluses that develop on the inside of the foot. Don't hesitate to be seen as there are multiple good treatment options. ...Read more

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Having pain while walking due to flat feet.not severe pain. Does this mean bones are effected?

Having pain while walking due to flat feet.not severe pain. Does this mean bones are effected?

Potentially: In flat foot, the Normal longitudinal arch of the foot collapses allowing abnormal force to be placed upon the medial aspect golf the foot including the talar head. It can cause pain, abnormal show wear, and sores. There are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Conenello
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Fallen Arches (Definition)

A fallen arch is commonly known as a flatfoot. The foot loses the arch on the inner side of foot. This is also known as pes planus and there can be either a flexible version and a rigid version. A flexible version is flat only when weight is applied on the foot; a rigid version is flat when the foot is off and when the foot is on ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more