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My legs hurt and my heels feel like they are bruised. What do you recommend?

My legs hurt and my heels feel like they are bruised. What do you recommend?

Wear low heels.: Sounds like you may have plantar fasciitis and possibly a tight gastrocnemius muscle/tendon. Avoid going barefoot, wearing flip flops, or any flats (sandals, bedroom shoes, etc.) and wear low heeled shoes to reduce the strain on your calves and plantar fascia. If this doesn't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Why do I bruise to easily? Legs covered in bruises and I have no idea where I hurt them

Why do I bruise to easily? Legs covered in bruises and I have no idea where I hurt them

Distal extremities: Take the brunt of minor trauma and are more prone to bruising than proximal extremities and the trunk. However at your age it is not that common unless you are continually traumatizing your legs through sporting activities or in the workplace. If neither then consult your doctor for blood count and platelets. ...Read more

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Fell over and hurt leg. My shins a little bit bruised and quite pain full can only put a little weight on it. Is shin cracked?

Fell over and hurt leg. My shins a little bit bruised and quite pain full can only put a little weight on it. Is shin cracked?

Not likely: If it's just bruised, it will take a day or two to resolve. If you still can not bear weight after 3 to 4 days, or the leg is deformed or clicking, then see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I had a bruise on my leg typical black and blue. Now it feels like a bump but it doesn't hurt or anything. Should I consult a doctor?

If size & symptoms: It is possible that you developed some scar tissue in the area, I would advise you see your primary care physician if it increases in size, changes color, painful, or warm to the touch. ...Read more

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I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

I have a lump on my right outer thigh under a bruise. Its hurts to even touch it. And my leg is very warm all the time. Should I get seen?

Yes you should: A painful lump under bruises can be just collection of blood or injured muscle but because its red you want to make sure its not infected so its better to have it checked
good luck ...Read more

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Hi I have 2 spot 1 on each leg it looks like bruises their round. Its hurts us I touch not swalowing. But don't remember getting hurt. Emergency?

Erythema nodosum: This sounds most like erythema nodosum. This is a hypersensitivity reaction to a number of underlying problems, including certain types of infection, inflammatory bowel disease, and others. You should see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Yesterday I scratched my lower back thigh, and it resulted in a deep, dark bruise on my leg. My leg aches and hurts now. Should I get it checked out?

Yesterday I scratched my lower back thigh, and it resulted in a deep, dark bruise on my leg. My leg aches and hurts now. Should I get it checked out?

Yes: Need to make sure that the artery and vein in back of the knee is okay. Sounds as if you may have a contusion of the soft tissues.
Also need to check your tetanus status. ...Read more

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I've had a marble sized bump on my leg for months now and it hurts like a bruise when touched or pressure is applied to it Started purple now it's red?

I've had a marble sized bump on my leg for months now and it hurts like a bruise when touched or pressure is applied to it Started purple now it's red?

Exam needed: A physician would have to examine this lesion in order to make a diagnosis. Have it checked since it's been present so long, is tender and has changed color. ...Read more

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What is going on with my leg? I felt a small tare in my groin area on my left side, I have been icing for about 24 hours and now my knee is starting to hurt and bruise as well as my groin increasing in pain.

I: I wonder if you had an injury to a vein or a blood vessel. A hernia is also a possibility. The symptoms are concerning for a vascular problem or hernia and I would urge you to seek immediate medical attention. If you had leg swelling or pain, fever, vomiting, or shortness of breath then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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I have had a bruise on my leg for over 9 months. It still hurts to touch and it's on my shin.

I have had a bruise on my leg for over 9 months. It still hurts to touch and it's on my shin.

Bone bruise: You may have a bone bruise, but after 9 months have a podiatrist or your doctor evaluate it ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle last Sunday. It swelled immediately. It's bruised up my leg. Now I have a tingly feeling. I feel as if it needs support.

I fell and hurt my ankle last Sunday. It swelled immediately. It's bruised up my leg. Now I have a tingly feeling. I feel as if it needs support.

Ankle sprain: Rest, ice, compression (wrap), elevation (RICE) recommended for this injury early on. If you can bear weight without too much pain = good sign. Support =good thing, an ankle stirrup brace or lace up brace can be helpful (avail at drugstore). Gentle range of motion exercises (foot up/down, side to side) helpful. Bruising very common, should fade. OTC advil/aleve. No better in 1 week, get eval. ...Read more

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I've constantly got bruises on my legs, no memory of banging it. Just constantly all diff sized bruises... They don't hurt to touch they just appear?

I've constantly got bruises on my legs, no memory of banging it. Just constantly all diff sized bruises... They don't hurt to touch they just appear?

Check with your doc: It is useful to check inr PTT platelets

better to be safe and check with your doc. Also take all your medications with you and have it checked with your doc.

Good luck. Hopefully nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I got kicked in the shin in gym class a week ago and I have a small dark bruise. It doesn't hurt to walk, but the slightest tap on the leg hurts badly?

I got kicked in the shin in gym class a week ago and I have a small dark bruise. It doesn't hurt to walk, but the slightest tap on the leg hurts badly?

Deep bruise: Sounds like something the body will resolve over the next few weeks. The bruise may turn dark purple to more blue green as it is healing. Try not to re-injure the area. ...Read more

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Someone help my knee really hurts and its making my whole leg hurt from my ankle up its bruised and swollen help?

Someone help my knee really hurts and its making my whole leg hurt from my ankle up its bruised and swollen help?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I had an MRI done couple years ago on my right leg. Dr said it was a bruised bone. What is thay and it still hurts?

New problem: If the MRI was negative, that was a good thing
unfortunately if two years have passed, you
may have had further damage to the knee
which may be causing further problems
i would suggest an orthopedic exam and
diagnostic studies based on the exam. ...Read more

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Ihave bruise on the back of my leg above and below the knee. I have pain on the outside of my knee and hurt it running in sports.

Ihave bruise on the back of my leg above and below the knee. I have pain on the outside of my knee and hurt it running in sports.

Bruises can occur: In the legs without very much of an injury/without remembering what the injury was. They generally get better within a few days. Hot water bottle can speed resorption of blood. ...Read more

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I fell 2 weeks ago & badly bruised my leg above my ankle. It still hurts, is red & a bit swollen & has a slight bump. Will it heal on its own?

Heat should help.: The bruise color should be about green or yellow now. That is good. The pain should be going down. That is good. At this point I would apply heat. A wet towel warmed up in a microwave would do fine. If things don't improve after the heat then seek professional advice. ...Read more

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Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

Why is it whenever I move my leg my knee makes a very loud pop sound and hurts from the front like a burning sensation? With a small bruise in front.

See pcp: You may have a knee effusion from inflammation. If it hurts a lot or swells up on you you ought to see your pcp and get knee X-ray to r/o arthritis. Also a physical exam can aid your pcp In knowing if there is any ligament damage ...Read more

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I'm a skiier and the front side of my leg really aches. There are bruises on it, and when I move my feet, it really hurts. I can't put weight on it. Help?

I'm a skiier and the front side of my leg really aches. There are bruises on it, and when I move my feet, it really hurts. I can't put weight on it. Help?

Need to see doctor: You need an evaluation to make sure you do not have a hairline fracture. Call your doctor as he may want you seen in the er. ...Read more

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I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

I have had a bad bruise on my shin for just over a week now. There is still swelling and discoloured skin, every time I put weight on that leg it hurt?

BAD SHIN BRUISE: KEEP THAT AFFECTED LEG ELEVATED AS LONG AS POSSIBLE.
IT WILL PROBABLY HURT FOR A FEW MORE DAYS, BUT AS LONG AS YOU KEEP IT RESTED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IT WILL HEAL MUCH FASTER.
DID YOU PCP SEE IT?
BEST LUCK TO YOU.
AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION. ...Read more

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I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?

Delay no Longer.: Be concerned; be very concerned. Ten days has been more than enough time for an appreciable resolution. As it seems though, things are getting worse. This no time to be playing the "wait and see" game. Left untreated, the consequences could be catastrophic at worse. To remove all doubt, have the leg examined immediately. ...Read more

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Daughter has a blue looking bump on her leg, what could it be? Not a bruise though!! Says it hurts

Needs evaluation: New or old? Since birth? May be hemangioma which is tuft of veins not harmful. Eczema is a possibility, please check with her pediatrician ...Read more

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Hurt my leg just below knee hit against metal dumpster now there is a bruise and I feel like the pain is going up leg?

Hurt my leg just below knee hit against metal dumpster now there is a bruise and I feel like the pain is going up leg?

Acute trauma: This is not to be unexpected with the nature and location of your acute injury. Continue to ice it for twenty minutes 3-4 x / d. Using ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) can also help. The injury should be healed in 10-14 days. If it is not or it is getting worse or loss of function see your family doctor or go to an urgent care clinic. ...Read more

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I noticed a huge bruise on my upper leg. I don't know how I got it. Don't hurt but looks nasty. Should I worry about this?

I noticed a huge bruise on my upper leg. I don't know how I got it. Don't hurt but looks nasty. Should I worry about this?

No: It will probably go away in a few weeks.
Now if you have 5 or 6 large bruises on the leg, you may have a problem that needs to be evaluated ...Read more

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