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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 (ibuprofen) and give it a couple of days. If there is no improvement, see a doc! ...Read more

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Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Not necessarily: But certainly possible. Tendonitits, midfoot exostosis, gout are all certainly part of differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on top of foot. Not hot or swollen. ?

Burning sensation on top of foot. Not hot or swollen. ?

Nerve: Could be irritation to the superficial nerves close to the skin surface. ...Read more

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The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

You would need : To be evaluated in person by a foot doc. The question is to general and a clinical exam including palpation of the foot range of motion testing and possibly xrays to arrive at a correct diagnosis is warranted. ...Read more

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Swollen/pain top of foot, no break shown. Wearing small removable bootcast. Having MG enough onweakness BUT normal for extra pain/weak due to unlevel?

Swollen/pain top of foot, no break shown. Wearing small removable bootcast. Having MG enough onweakness BUT normal for extra pain/weak due to unlevel?

Painful swollen foo: Have your doctor to touch a tuning fork to the area to illicit pain .If the vibration irritates the bone you have a fracture for certain. For the unevenness just ware 2 post-op shoes. RICE Rest- ice-compression-elevation ...Read more

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Hurt top of foot and now its swollen along with my knee why?

Hurt top of foot and now its swollen along with my knee why?

Swelling-damage: Usually swelling means some type of damage, either injury or systemic issue. Since you state you hurt foot, i would recommend trying rest with elevation, cold pack, compression with ace wrap, elevation. If this does not take care of swelling and pain, see your pcp, podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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I landed on my foot wrong now the bottom of it hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.. What could be wrong?

I landed on my foot wrong now the bottom of it hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.. What could be wrong?

Pain and bruising: after a landing on it wrong usually indicates an injury. An x-ray is likely needed to rule out a fracture if you are having pain. ...Read more

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Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Need to find cause: Of the swelling. I would imagine if you had the condition for three years, you must of sought prior help. Why don't you share what was told to you so far? Without seeing your foot, you don't provide enough information to make an educated diagnosis...... ...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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I landed on my foot wrong and I thought nothing of it. Now the bottom of my foot hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.

I landed on my foot wrong and I thought nothing of it. Now the bottom of my foot hurts and the top is bruised and swollen.

Rice now.: Sounds like you would benefit from the RICE protocol. Rest, Ice , Compression and Elevation. Painful on the bottom and bruised on the top could mean a fracture is possible. See how it feels tomorrow. If the foot still is painful when bearing weight, then you will need an x-ray to verify possible bone trauma. I'm sure a Healthtap specialist can guide you through your care. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

Injury unknown: this can be from unknown injuries. Morning another consideration is you are develop an arthritis. You need to see your physician is see if you have to see a rheumatologist to help clarify what is happening. You can ice it today. ...Read more

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Top of foot has big bump and foot is bruised, how to treat this quickly?

Top of foot has big bump and foot is bruised, how to treat this quickly?

Does it hurt?: You didn't mention if it was painful. If just a bruise and not painful then may need no treatment. If painful then it could be a fracture or bone spur, ganglion cyst? Need better description of it but i would suggest you get it checked. ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma,  just appeared.

Infection?: This sounds like an infection -- maybe cellulitis (infection in the skin) or perhaps deeper, i.e. inside the foot. Or possibly a form of arthritis. Any of these can be serious if not quickly diagnosed and treated, so see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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They said X-ray says no breaks but ankle , top of foot all swollen and purple...Is it possible it was misdiagnosed? Can't bear much weight .

They said X-ray says no breaks but  ankle , top of foot all swollen and purple...Is it possible  it was misdiagnosed?  Can't bear much weight .

Ankle Sprain: X-rays only show bone. When you injure your ankle you can injure the ligaments. Ankle sprains can cause severe pain, swelling and purpura. This is all due to the fact that rupturing of ligaments and small vessels occur. Since no fractures were seen your best bet is to treat as a sprain. This is usually treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation ...Read more

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I dropped a metal water bottle filled with ice water on top of my foot. It is swollen and bruised but pain is mild to moderate. Is it broken?

I dropped a metal water bottle filled with ice water on top of my foot.  It is swollen and bruised but pain is mild to moderate.  Is it broken?

Xray or time: are the only two ways to be certain of this. An xray can be done to check for any fracture. If you are able to walk and bear weight normally, you could wait and see how things are in several days and seek medical care if you've had no improvement. Most injuries like this are contusions to the soft tissue; ice, elevation, and over the counter pain relievers can help. Good luck! ...Read more