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I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

Elevaate that foot: above heart on bed or sofa to drain it, can use ice pack over a sock too for 30 min of every hour , but if pain and swelling persist need xray or bone scan to see if hairline fracture ...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


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Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Damage control.: Don't kid yourself, almost everything you do causes some sort of trauma to your body. Thankfully the vast majority of the trauma is microscopic in size. Your body is able to deal with the damage without incidence and in all likely-hood you would not even notice the reparative processes taking place. Your bruise is an indication that the trauma was there but not severe enough to notice. ...Read more

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What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

What could be causing me these symptoms! my feet and hands get colder than normal , and most of time, I have like purple bruises in feet, legs, hands!

Reynaud's: Your symptoms are suggestive of a condition called reynaud's which is caused by vascular spasm and reduced blood supply to your extremities. Where cold protection with gloves, scarf and hat. There are medications which can be helpful and some blood tests need to be done to ascertain the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Have tender left trapezius on my upper back, no visible symptoms with occasional tingling in feet, I used to play cricket, so why does it hurt ontouch?

Have tender left trapezius on my upper back, no visible symptoms with occasional tingling in feet, I used to play cricket, so why does it hurt ontouch?

Trap strain: It could be that you have a trapezius strain. Use some warm compresses, gentle stretches and ibuprofen. If it is not resolving see your doctor. Doubt this is associated with the tingling in your feet. Take a multivitamin and drink plenty of water. Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Have a calf tear from a week ago. using a KneeRover. Can't walk and calf is still incredibly tender. Swelling has mostly subsided. I noticed ankle is now swelling since I been on feet all day. No other addt'l symptoms. Go to doc or stay off feet?

Achilles tear?: With a calf injury as you describe, worry about exact location. Higher up on leg suggests likely muscle injury and resulting hematoma. Mid-leg or distal pain in lower third of leg may suggest muscle-tendon or Achille's tendon injury that would warrant thorough evaluation by health care provider experienced in evaluating calf injuries. ...Read more

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Hello, I have this weird bruise on my foot that appeared out of nowhere. ?

Hello, I have this weird bruise on my foot that appeared out of nowhere. ?

See below: Hard to say without more history and examination. May have hit it without noticing it. Possible that foot slid in or pressed against shoe in activity. Maybe a may be a small vein that broke in skin. If this fails to resolve or worsens, see Podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i could get a bruise on my foot?

Can you tell me how i could get a bruise on my foot?

Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more

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How do I heal is what i think is a bruise on my foot? My teen stood on it?

How do I heal is what i think is a bruise on my foot? My teen stood on it?

Read below: If this condition has been ongoing for over 3 days and getting progressively worse, make sure to see your podiatrist as you need to rule out a possible stress fracture. If the area only has discomfort, than try wrapping the foot with an elastic bandage and taking otc anti inflammatory medicine. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more