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Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Foot fracture or sprain if ankle tight?

Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Life Threatening Injury (Definition)

A life-threatening injury (critical injury) is a condition in which a person has a severe injury that has caused or can cause death, paralysis, or major disability. Examples include gunshot wounds to the head, chest, or abdomen; knife wounds to any major artery, chest, or abdomen; large burns; severed limbs; multiple fractures ...Read more


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Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Foot and toe pain after ankle fracture?

Lots of possiblities: Is the ankle fully healed. If it is, did it heal in good alignment. Could be compensating as a result of injury and putting abnormal stress on other structures of foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Cold foot and shin after sprained foot?

Cold foot and shin after sprained foot?

See below: If you have a severe amount of swelling the blood flow could be restricted. See a doctor to be checked. ...Read more

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What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

What hurts worse a fractured ankle or Achilles tendon?

Depends: There are so many variables like how bad the fracture or tear was that a comparison is not really fair. Let's say both are not good both can hurt and neither are fun to undergo. ...Read more

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Is my foot broken, bruised or a torn tendion?

Is my foot broken, bruised or a torn tendion?

Go to your Doctor: I am sorry to report but there is nothing in your question upon which to base an answer. But, I do know that anatomy after an injury can in no way be diagnosed on the internet. One needs an exam, in person, and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more

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Bruised & swollen toe , non injury . Why?

Bruised  &  swollen  toe , non  injury . Why?

Many reasons possibl: A bruised swollen toe can occur due to an injury such as a contusion or a fracture. Infection can also cause swelling and a bruised feeling, commonly an ingrown toenail can cause these symptoms. Another possible reason is an acute gout attack. The best answer for you is to go see a foot specialist and have your foot xrayed and evaluated. ...Read more

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Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Is foot tingling.Common.After a knee injury?

Foot tingling: You might experience foot tingling if you suffer an injury to the outside of the knee where the common peroneal nerve is located, as this nerve is superficial and pass over the head of the fibula ( skinny long bone in the lower leg). This nerve splits in two and ends in the foot. ...Read more

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Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Can injured knee cause ankle swerlling?

Not directly: However, the knee injury could have been accompanied by the ankle injury that was initially overlooked. ...Read more

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Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Swollen bruised toe, bite or broken?

Painful? Injury?: Tender? Most often an injury preceeds a fracture. Don't know your history. If injured - will require an x-ray to determine if there is a fracture. ...Read more

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Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Could a knee bandage cause ankle and foot swelling?

Yes...: If the bandage is too tight the area below the area may get increased swelling. ...Read more

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Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle,  move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?

Pain: can be arthritis and compensating to other side causing pain. It is common issue with plantar fasciitis patient will favor the other side and then they get inflammation to the joint area ...Read more

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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Can croc shoes cause foot, ankle, knee injuries?

Crocs are: For the most part very comfortable. There are medical versions which are a bit more supportive. I'd suggest that they are less likely to cause injury than the omnipresent flip-flop. ...Read more

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Bump on foot due to injury- hurts to walk.

Bump on foot due to injury- hurts to walk.

Bump hurts: This is part of the other question regarding a 'bump' . Seek a podiatrist asap - pain with walk ing in a child is always a need for an exam and xrays. ...Read more

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Foot injury with pain and swelling but bruising went away. What do I do?

Foot injury with pain and swelling but bruising went away. What do I do?

Now is the Time.: It normally takes weeks for the bruising to go away. And you are still having pain and swelling ? Time to have it examined for the true extent of the injury. You need x-rays and the eye of a specialist at the minimum. ...Read more

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Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

The pulsing is from-: -the blood under the nail of the toe not cut. If the cut on little toe is superficial , keep clean with soap & water, if deep, & bone is exposed, U need it cleaned & sutured. The nail can B decompressed & the same visit. 1 like the image needs just care 2 keep it clean. If the nail with blood under it can B treated if becomes intolerable ...Read more

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I fell over recently and hurt my foot, it is very swollen and bruised and quite tender, i can still walk on it but i'm just a little worried?

I fell over recently and hurt my foot, it is very swollen and bruised and quite tender, i can still walk on it but i'm just a little worried?

Get X-ray: I recommend you see a podiatrist who can examine you and take x-rays in the office to determine if there is a broken bone (fracture). ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my foot, but there is no swelling or bruising and the pain keeps getting worse especially with excercize or weight on it. What is it?

I fell and hurt my foot, but there is no swelling or bruising and the pain keeps getting worse especially with excercize or weight on it. What is it?

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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Hurt my foot 2 months ago had a tiny bruise on top of base of big toe now my big toe hurts all the time and feels stiff ?

Hurt my foot 2 months ago had a tiny bruise on top of base of big toe now my big toe hurts all the time and feels stiff ?

Podiatrist: Consult a podiatrist to evaluate and advise you. An xray may be advised. The question is whether the toe was fractured and/or whether joint damage occurred. ...Read more

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I hurt my foot mall walking a few weeks ago. The pain is lingering. There's no bruising, swelling/etc. Should i see a dr? There was no pain at first, it came later that night. I wrapped it and stayed off of it. It healed & i went mall walking again afte

I hurt my foot mall walking a few weeks ago.  The pain is lingering.  There's no bruising, swelling/etc. Should i see a dr? There was no pain at first, it came later that night. I wrapped it and stayed off of it. It healed & i went mall walking again afte

Mall waking: First i applaud you for doing something to stay fit. If you have lingering pain that is your body speaking to you, it is not normal. Get your foot checked for stress fracture or bone bruise. I hope it's nothing but better to get checked. ...Read more

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I hurt my foot by dropping a sofa bed on it. It is very tender, swallow, bruised. But I am able to walk on it, but t does hurt?

I hurt my foot by dropping a sofa bed on it. It is very tender, swallow, bruised. But I am able to walk on it, but t does hurt?

What's your question: if you are wondering whether it is broken, you can get a foot X-ray. typically a common rule of thumb is that if you bear weight/walk on it, it is not broken. if it doesn't improve (or gets worse) by day 5 post-injury, get it evaluated ...Read more

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I hurt my foot and my second toe is highly bruised and I can't bend it if I try it hurts, and the area around all of my toes is very sore if it moves.

I hurt my foot and my second toe is highly bruised and I can't bend it if I try it hurts, and the area around all of my toes is very sore if it moves.

You need to be: assesed in the ER to make sure you have not fractured your foot/toe. an x-ray is indicated. The fact that you bruised it means that some trauma to the area has occurred and lack of mobility with pain can often be related to bone fractures. Take care. ...Read more

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Hurt my foot last week pinky side the bone beneath the toe has gone bruised very purple and swollen since Sunday can’t put pressure on it?

Hurt my foot last week pinky side the bone beneath the toe has gone bruised very purple and swollen since Sunday can’t put pressure on it?

Need to examine: You may have fractured a bone and may need x-ray examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

When is splinting a foot injury really necessary?

Injury: This would entirely depend on what the injury is. Usually the purpose of the splint is to immobilize the foot to allow parts of it to rest by restricting motion. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for foot injury?

See your Doc : Yes, you should see your pcp or ortho or podiatrist regarding the foot injury. They will want to review the nature of the injury, review a physical examination, look at xrays or other diagnostic studies and make reccs. ...Read more

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Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Non-Weight Bearing: Anything that will keep weight off of the foot. Think swimming, rowing machines and cycling. Nothing weight bearing, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, kickboxing aerobics. ...Read more

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I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november. How long will this take to go away?

I have developed morton's neuroma after a foot injury from kick boxing in november.  How long will this take to go away?

May not: If you have a true morton's neuroma and have had symptoms for greater than 6 months, then conservative care may not resolve your problem. Neuromas are scaring and inflammation to the nerve sheath and the nerve itself. If the nerve is damaged, then it will usually not return to normal. Many times surgical excision is necessary. Discuss with your foot doctor. Dr l. ...Read more

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How can you treat crushed foot injury?

How can you treat crushed foot injury?

See a physician: If you crushed your foot you should see a podiatrist. Aside from broken bones of primary concern would be the formation of a compartment syndrome where the muscles swell in a confined facial compartment cutting off circulation to the foot and damaging nerves. This can be limb threatening. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Foot Surgery (Definition)

Foot surgery is any surgical procedure or treatment involving cutting involving the foot. Foot surgery is often categorized by skin and soft tissue procedures, forefoot surgery, or rearfoot surgery. However, some insurance companies (ie: medicare) categorize cutting of toenails as "surgery" on ...Read more


Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Motorcycle Injury (Definition)

Motorcycle injury is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the mass of the vehicles involved. A motorcycle injury can be motorcycle vs. motorcycle, automobile vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motorcycle vs. ...Read more