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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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1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

1 cm, perfectly circular bruise on top of foot. Very small pinpoint at center. No swelling, redness, raising, etc. What was I bit by? Cause for worry?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities, among the more common and sometimes concerning can be a spider bite, particularly a brown recluse spider. You should seek attention if the area becomes dark appearing or shows any sign of infection such as redness or swelling; or if the size of the area is increasing. ...Read more

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Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Fracture of metatarsal base in foot & sprain on 12/16/2012. Put in hard cast until 1/30/2013. Still have bruise on top of foot. Normal?

Yes: Bruising or hematoma from the injury fracture can take several weeks to months to resolve as deep injuries may time to resolve. You may have some residual swelling from the fracture healing with localized discoloration for several months. ...Read more

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Bruise on top of foot, cramping and pain on bottom. Hurts to put weight on it and I did not hit it or drop anything on it. Fracture? Blood clot? Etc?

Bruise on top of foot, cramping and pain on bottom. Hurts to put weight on it and I did not hit it or drop anything on it. Fracture? Blood clot? Etc?

See orthopedist: Fracture would be unlikely if there wasn't a definite injury, but the bruise suggests that something may have happened which you weren't aware of. Blood clot is unlikely in the foot. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedist, to include x-rays. ...Read more

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Played basketball in awful shoes. Didn't feel pain during game. After had pain on ball of foot and bruise color on top of foot. Can I go for a run?

Played basketball in awful shoes. Didn't feel pain during game. After had pain on ball of foot and bruise color on top of foot. Can I go for a run?

Bruising = injury: Bruising is the visible sign of underlying bleeding. In the foot, this could be bony bleeding from a fracture, or soft tissue bleeding from a ligament or muscle. An orthopaedic evaluation and likely X-rays is warranted to make the diagnosis and be sure you do not do any further damage. ...Read more

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