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Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Hurt Foot: You may have tendinitis which can be quite painful and related to various activities or the shoes you are wearing. Take an anti inflammatory like Advil and give it a couple of days. If there is no improvement, see a doc! ...Read more

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Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10- 14 days post injured. The lump may be swelling or a hematoma as a result of the injury. ...Read more

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Rolled my ankle two weeks ago over the top of my foot then landed on it. Still swollen and bruised and is causing my whole leg to cramp up. Help?

Rolled my ankle two weeks ago over the top of my foot then landed on it. Still swollen and bruised and is causing my whole leg to cramp up. Help?

See an orthopedist: See an orthopedist and have the ankle evaluated. No one can help you over the internet. Severe ankle sprains often require immobilization. Have x rays done if they have not been done already. One needs to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Do I have a bone bruise? I had the top of my foot crushed in a soccer game: 2 weeks later, top is still swollen and bone has a bump. X-rays negative.

Do I have a bone bruise?  I had the top of my foot crushed in a soccer game: 2 weeks later, top is still swollen and bone has a bump. X-rays negative.

Ortho: If there is a bump that wasn't there before, there may have been a subtle fracture that didn't show on the initial films. When bone heals, it forms a bump called a callus. Might see orthopedics and have additional imaging studies as recommended ...Read more

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I broke me fibula by my ankle. The top of my foot hurts, bruised, and swollen. Could I have fractured my foot also? I was playing football

I broke me fibula by my ankle. The top of my foot hurts, bruised, and swollen. Could I have fractured my foot also? I was playing football

Possibly: Have your doctor evaluate the X rays to see if that was included in the X ray films. Sprains of the soft tissue and accumulation of swelling can also cause pain. Good luck ...Read more

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Tripped, fell, top of foot swollen for 5 days. Painful, switches between mild and severe. What do I do? No other part of foot swollen.

Tripped, fell, top of foot swollen for 5 days. Painful, switches between mild and severe. What do I do? No other part of foot swollen.

Get checked: You could have a fracture and there is no way to be sure without an x-ray. Don't walk on it, if it hurts. If we could tell whether or not you had a fracture by reading your description or just by looking at the outside of your foot, then x-rays would not have been invented! Get checked so you know how badly you are injured and how long it will take to heal, too! Hope it's nothing major! ...Read more

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