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Bruises: Do not last that long....Not normal....Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: You can wear a surgical shoe that will help to stabilize the foot without totally enclosing it. ...Read more
Can you tell me if I have a bone bruise or regular bruise? Hit foot a week ago and is still has a faint black mark (quarter size) and hurts a little.
Bruise: You usually can’t see a bruise on a bone ...Read more
5-7 days ago my dog accidentally bruised my foot with his teeth. Yesterday he got sick but today he's perfectly well. Should i take anti rabies shots?
Rabies shots: No, if your dog had rabies, it would be very ill by now and either showing signs of extreme aggression or paralysis and other symptoms too numerous to mention here. Either way, your dog would have to be diagnosed with rabies. Keep an eye on your dog, if it gets progressively ill take it to the vet to make sure it is not rabies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood clot? Sat on feet they went numb so moved about until circulation returned. Now there's liner shaped bruise on foot. Clot? Photos on profile
Rolled ankle outward top of foot sore and toes neg swelling no bruise whole foot sore? What to watch for
I bruised my foot 4 days ago and now it's started to go purple, it's ice cold to touch and I thought that it might be Deep vein thrombosis.
69 yo male had bad calf cramp 3 wks ago; foot swelled & became bruised near foot. US showed no DVT, pain/swelling/bruising remains. Dr had no advice.
See below: By description, there has been hemorrhage in the subcutaneous tissues which accounts for the pain, swelling, and bruising. Trauma would be most likely but if there was no trauma, then it must have occurred spontaneously (less common but possible). Regardless, treatment is the same: elevation, rest, analgesics like acetaminophen, and time. When walking, support hose would help. ...Read more
I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?
Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a small bruise on my foot that has been there for about 6 months, if not more. Should I be concerned?
YES: Any unexplained, persistent bruising requires ongoing medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more
Go to podiatrist: A podiatrist would be able to examine your feet and determine if the motion in the ball of the foot is creating more pressure at the metatarsals. If so, there are padding/strapping that can be applied to your foot while training that can help with this. ...Read more
I just got off a long flight, and have a purple/blue bruise on right foot. Did not take off shows during flight. Does not hurt. Should i be concerned?
I banged the bottom of my foot, falling off of a pogo stick. Both bottom and top of foot bruised with pain when stretching my foot. Could it be broken?
Could be: see your doctor, you may need an x-ray after evaluation to rule out fracture, best wishes ...Read more
Weight bearing: Because you bear weight on your foot. ...Read more
X-ray: Need evaluation and x-ray or othe rstudies as needed. See podiatrist. ...Read more
I woke up 2 days ago and found a bruise on my foot with 2 red dots in the middle. It is swollen a little. I've also felt kind of weak the last 2 days.
Can I make the bone bruise on my foot worse by continuing to workout and ice skate? should I slow down and rest?
Rest: Yes, I do recommend resting until there is no more discomfort. ...Read more
I fell over last week and my foot bruised but not too badly so I left it. I'm still struggling to walk on it well and the bruises haven't gone down.
XR: If you had a contusion or bruise, it should be better by now. See your doctor and consider an XR to look for a fracture. ...Read more
I still have a dull dirty looking bruise on my foot where my cancelleous was broken and a bit on the toes its still a bit swollen too after 9 weeks?
Calcaneus : Did you mean your calcaneus? Your calcaneus is your heel bone and when fractured can be a very serious and debilitating fracture. If it was fractured and not surgically corrected , it can take 8 weeks or more for the bone to heal and 3, 6 or even up to a year for the swelling to subside. Your findings are normal and with time you will heal. If you continue with pain you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
If painful: Consider a surgical shoe or cam walker... ...Read more
I was diagnosed with multiple deep bruises on my foot this morning, is it ideal to play in a soccer game in a few days?
Told I have a bone bruise in my foot tu. what is the treatment? can I continue to ice skate and workout w/out making it worse?
Had ankle and heel reconstruction surgery over a year ago after trauma. foot bruised very black preop, but remains so in some areas. need for worry?
No: The discoloration is due to hemosiderin deposits as a residual of the soft tissue bleed. It is not an issue. ...Read more
Ankle swelling and ankle pain when pointing or flexing foot. On the outside of the right ankle. After fall 2months ago whole foot bruised. Still pain?
Water cast.: The swelling is a good indicator that the ankle is unstable. Swelling is the body's way of trying to remedy the problem. Having said that, there is a high possibility that the injury to the ankle was more than initially suspected. It is quite possible that both bone and ligament were damaged. To remove all doubt, have your foot evaluated by a bone specialist. ...Read more
I bruised my right pinky toe and outside edge of my foot. Now I have a big bruise underneath my foot on the instep. Why would that happen?
I broke my ankle 8. Days ago now top of foot bruised n swelling n hurts to touch right by my toes could i have broken more n xrays missed it?
Broken ankle or foot: Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture and the mechanism of the injury (ie. how it happened) you could have swelling and bruising to the toes. Did you only have ankle x-rays? If so you might need foot x-rays also. Go back to the doctor you saw and get more information. If you went to the ER, then you might need the x-rays to take to your personal doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I twisted my rt knee bowling. It hurts below the knee cap and behind the knee with pain generating up the thigh and down to foot,bruise under knee?
Thought ankle was broken, hospital said wasn't, torn ligaments? very very swollen, bruised, cannot move foot at all or bend toes? What is wrong??
Injury: There could be several things wrong . See your podiatrist or physician of your choice and get an evaluation and treatment . ...Read more
I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?
Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utilizing hot and cold contrast bath's this will help the bruising. You can either use a tub or just hot towel or heating pad and cold pack. Start with the hot for 3-4 minutes and then immediately cold for 3-4 minutes. Repeat 4 times, twice daily. ...Read more
I am a 69 years old female. I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. The bruise in my foot dissipated and the bruise is spreading up the calf. I take blood thinners. What should ido?
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