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The bruise on my ankle happened on my drop foot which I have?

The bruise on my ankle happened on my drop foot which I have?

A subtle nudge.: Hopefully the bruise is a consequence of some type of injury to your ankle. It may have been so subtle that you did not notice it when it happened. You merely noticed the tissue reaction to it. If you are on a medication that can affect your bleeding, you may want to talk to your doctor to reassess the dosage. Heat application to the bruise will help breakdown the trapped fluid faster. ...Read more

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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


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Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

What's the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

Went over on ankle, got swollen toe and ball of toe, numbness, sore ankle. Pain when walking. What could this be?

You state: If I am reading correctly that you "went over on ankle" - then you ask what could it be...sounds like you just told us you sprained your ankle. Why the toe would be swollen I am not sure, but an xray would be in order for a swollen toe. "Ball of toe" = not sure what you mean by this.) ...Read more

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I fell on side of foot 6 weeks ago. Thought I may have just broken toe. Hurts on middle of foot on pinky toe side. Should I see doc? Worth the trip?

I fell on side of foot 6 weeks ago. Thought  I may have just broken toe. Hurts on middle of foot on pinky toe side. Should I see doc? Worth the trip?

6 week old injury: The question is, is the pain getting better or worse. If pain is not improving at 6 weeks its time to see a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

Depends: Numbness can be caused fro swelling Crush injuries are always tough. If it doesn't improve or gets worse over the next 2-3 days, have it checked for any fractures. Use ice, rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more

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Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?

Seek Help: I am sorry to hear about your accident. Best to be seen in an urgent care or emergency room environment. The "gash" and abrasions may need to be cleansed or sutured. Tetanus boosts may be indicated. X-rays may also be necessary. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Right foot swelling since 3/14 now i notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?

Possible ganglion: There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle. If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more

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I fell on my ankle in cheer and it's sore to walk on, it swells up, & it sometimes tingles. It's on the front of my ankle. Sprained?

I fell on my ankle in cheer and it's sore to walk on, it swells up, & it sometimes tingles. It's on the front of my ankle. Sprained?

Grt Q 4 ORTHO, FOOT: Thanks for your question. As ht chief of engagement, i will refer your q to the appropriate specialties. Expect to see more answers, and don't hesitate to ask more questions. ...Read more

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Hit my shin 7 days ago, it hurt pretty bad, big knot on leg and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Hit my shin 7 days ago,  it hurt pretty bad,  big knot on leg  and now i noticed bruising and swelling in my foot,right above ankle.

Common: bruising from shin initially spreads down to foot and ankle due to gravity. Should resolve in time. Try some elevation and ankle exercises. See doctor if gets worse rather than better. ...Read more

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After a kick instep swollen! bruise on outer side of the foot and on middel toes! hurts moving toes! after 4 days no improvement! what's wrong? Broken?

After a kick instep swollen! bruise on outer side of the foot and on middel toes! hurts moving toes! after 4 days no improvement! what's wrong? Broken?

Possibly.: I hope you have rested it, iced it, put a wrap on it, and elevated your foot to help.Sounds like you should have this checked out. ...Read more

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I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee.Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee.Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

I fell 3days ago on gravel on my knee.Minimal swelling sore to touch below knee.Now have dull pain And pain shooting down leg/foot. Shin/foot tingle

Nerve inolvement: The bruising and swelling may have impinged on a nerve in the front of your leg such as the superficial fibular nerve. If the symptoms do not improve or if they worsen, please seek evaluation and further guidance. ...Read more

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2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

2 days had achy pain on foot goes from pinky toe to heal on bottom of foot, when walk on it or try stretch foot. What could it be? Bengay don't help.

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain . Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. Talk to a podiatrist to help sort this out. ...Read more

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Had a work accident 10 weeks ago.Fell on my hands,nose,&knees.Had x-rays.No fracture on right knee&suspicion of a fracture on left wrist.Some numbness on right leg sometimes.Both parts still hurt.Which specialist should I see for my wrist&knee pain?

Had a work accident 10 weeks ago.Fell on my hands,nose,&knees.Had x-rays.No fracture on right knee&suspicion of a fracture on left wrist.Some numbness on right leg sometimes.Both parts still hurt.Which specialist should I see for my wrist&knee pain?

Primary care: Would see your primary care first. If there is significant pain the X-rays should be repeated. Some fractures don't show up immediately after the injury, but after 10 weeks will be visible. Your primary care can then make a referral to an orthopedic surgeon if needed. The numbness may just be from the injury, can take six months to resolve (traumatic neuropathy). ...Read more

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Tingling/numbness type feeling in my back. On occasion my toes will numb on lt foot back pain but no leg pain? Have wedge shown on mri

Tingling/numbness type feeling in my back. On occasion my toes will numb on lt foot back pain but no leg pain? Have wedge shown on mri

Foot and Back Sx: Nerve symptoms in the foot are commonly produced by low back issues. A good physiatrist and neurologist typically does this investigate. Since the two areas can be totally separate, i would have a neurologist on board. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

I fell & have bruise on my palm & swelling on the side of my hand below pinky. It's getting better. Is it normal to have swelling for 7 days?

Hand swelling: It could be normal from an injury to have persistent swelling but if it continues you should have an X ray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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