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Bruised foot for a month could it be broken?

Bruised foot for a month could it be broken?

Need x-ray: An x-ray will help make a diagnosis.See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. Occasionally, other studies may be needed such as an mri. ...Read more

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Bruised foot possible fracture, should I be concerned?

Bruised foot possible fracture, should I be concerned?

Foot pain: Your feet may feel pain after an injury. It is normal to feel less pain as the days pass. Prolonged pain may be due to an undiagnosed condition such as a stress fracture. I would recommend you see a doctor and get some xrays. ...Read more

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I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

I bruised my foot yesterday and its swollen, any helpful remedies or suggestions?!

R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Elevation and Compression (RICE). An ACE bandage can be used for compression. Rest and elevation with ice on the bruise helps. There is a possibility of a tendon or bone injury with bruising and I recommend you see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

Have it evaluated.: Diabetics may develop numbness over the years and may not have normal pain perception. Have her evaluated and make sure she does not have any underlying injuries. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Foot: Unusual to get a blood clot in foot. I am more concerned about you "ice cold foot". That would be more symptomatic of an arterial problem. Do you have pain? ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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?

With contrast, yes.: If the CT was done with contrast, then the radiologist would likely be able to tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor. A ganglion cyst would have negligible enhancing tissue, while a sarcoma would be a solid lesion with significant enhancement. ...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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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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Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

Bruised pads of foot from gymnastics. How do I prevent this?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Deep bruises: Are painful. But since no fracture you could play and not cause more damage to your foot. If the pain is tolerable you could play. But ideally rest until the door feels significantly better. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It may vary : It depends how you got the bone bruise. If you had a direct blow or trauma to the foot then it could be several weeks. If you had no trauma and it is from over use then it could be a stress injury and may take longer and a minimum of 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

See medical provider: A twisting injury to your knee can be a number of things from a sprain to arthritis flair up or cartilage tearing. See a medical provider for an evaluation with X-rays. You may also need an MRI to look for ligament or cartilage tearing. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Don't worry: Dont worry. Bruises can look very ugly as they dissipate. Take some vitamin c and consider rubbing arnica oil or taking homeopathic arnica. But see you doctor to get it looked at just to be safe. ...Read more

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