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Bruising Around Joints
18 days, my big left toe hurts. swelling on ball, toe hurts to lift and bend down.3 day bruising around joint.Arch hurts. needle pain on end big toe.
Oh Boy, Not Fun.: Since you did not mention that your suffered an injury to the toe, there must be something else going on. You paint a very convincing picture of a mildly acute gout attack. The inflamed big toe joint is not so much red as it is more of a darker plum color. It will hurt to move in any direction and the swelling is sometimes pronounced. This is diagnosed clinically so you need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I've sprained ankle and the muscles on my calf are sore I have bruising around joint and atfl should I be very worried i can walk but it hurts abit ?
Probably not.: Without a physical exam, it's difficult to know the severity of your injury, but if it only hurts a bit when you walk, you probably only have a mild atfl sprain and mild calf sprain. If it's a new injury (<72 hrs), then follow the rice protocol (google it) and limit activities which cause increased pain. If your ankle feels unstable, you can buy a relatively inexpensive ankle splint at the store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stubbed my big toe on a door. I have rings of dark bruising around the joints, light bruising across the top of my foot, and mild swelling. Broken?
Hard to tell: It is difficult to tell if a bone is broken without an xray. It can swell and feel quite painful just from a bad bruise. if it is very swollen and bruised and if it is painful to touch over any part of the bone then you may want to get an xray. If you do not get one right away and it is getting better then it is probably not broken. If the pain gets worse or is not going away, then xray is needed. ...Read more
How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling ?
Not always: It is possible to dislocate without bruising, but usually a dislocation is accompanied by joint swelling and bruising by about the first few hours. It depends on how traumatic the dislocation was on the surrounding tissue. Be sure to get the joint evaluated by a physician if your suspecting a dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A dark bruise sometimes forms at one of my finger joints with no apparent cause. Sometimes, it's painful. It's always disconcerting. What's going on?
More details needed: To have bruise on the top of the finger must have reason, please describe it with more details? The size who long it take to go away any pain with it, have any other problems health wise. ...Read more
I have what looks like a bruise at the central joint of my arm. It just appeared out of nowhere. I have no pain, no itching, no nothing?
My bike pump slipped over my ankle as I stood down hard on it about 10 days ago leaving a nasty bruise, but has now developed constant pain over joint?
Need xrays: You need to go and see a doctor and also get xrays to make sure that you don't have a broken bone or displaced joint. The treatment will depend on the findings of x-ray. If there is no fracture detected by x-rays then rest, compression, ice, and heat will help. If there is a fracture then the orthopedic surgeon will have to treat you. ...Read more
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