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Broken Foot Symptoms And Treatment
Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...Read more
What's the treatment an longterm medication for ankle bone spurs and big toe joint spur if there is pain an symptoms?
Bone spurs: Having bone spurs on those joints usually means there is arthritis of those joints most likely from an injury since you are only 22 years old. Typical arthritis takes many more years to develop. O-T-C anti inflammatory medication may help. However, long term use is usually not recommended. There are some topical anti inflammatory meds that can be prescribed. Best to see your Foot Specialist. ...Read more
Medical intervention: An evaluation and treatment by an orthopedic surgeon or a podiatrist. ...Read more
Can an ankle cystic bone lesion cause burning and warmth? What type of treatment is available. Physical therapy provided no relief.
Possibly: It depends on where the cyst is located, how big it is, and what it is close to. I recommend you see an ankle specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Many: Pain, swelling, inability to bear weight (or full weight on the leg, ankle and foot), numbness due to swelling, bruising and an inabilty to wear a shoe or sneaker due to the above. Foot sprains range from minor to very serious so get checked. Feel better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What types of orthotics or foot care would work best for my fiancée's foot structure? She is having foot pain.
Foot pain: I would first try an over the counter orthotic such as those where you can measure your foot at a kiosk like Dr. Scholl's. If the pain persists, I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Itching, cracking : Of skin, maceration, blistering. Let feet air out when possible. Dry feet thoroughly after bathing. Change socks regularly. A small amount of powder in shoes to absorb perspiration is helpful. Topical antifungal sprays and medications may be needed. If persists, get medical attention. ...Read more
Broken back : It can be a fracture of the bones or a disruption of the ligaments that requires no treatment, simple rigid bracing, halo fixation, or even surgery. These problems can occur following trauma and are localized to the neck region/cervical, middle back/thoracic, or lower/lumbar, sacral. See a spine specialist concerning your particular injury. Some imaging study will be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Using an ankle boot for possible fx and pain in ankle. Have numbness in toes and sole electric pain shoots out. Boot makes these unbearable. Pls help?
Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?
Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...Read more
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