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Can You Tell Me About A Hematoma Under A Foot Cast
I will be having a bunion removed. I will be in a foot cast but still be able to walk but what about driving?
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Not necessary: A toe cover is used in winter to keep your toes warm. ...Read more
Yes- esp. If seated: As long as you are not applying more than the simple weight of your leg and otherwise abiding by your physician's activity limitations, you should be able to participate in a myriad of upper extremity exercises and utilize any of the upper extremity lifting machines that allow for a seated position. ...Read more
Broke 4th5th metatarsal 10wks ago, foot cast only now told to bear weight, ankle is huge as is leg 1 week later is this normal?
Get checked. Excesse: Seems excessive for 10 weeks out.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Yes as long as you do not have any cuts or sores. ...Read more
Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected! Use crutches! -h-. ...Read more
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
I have a broken ankle and I am in a cast I have got a bruise near my toes it's little but has just appeared I am on fragmin (dalteparin) for 6 weeks what do I do?
See your doctor: The bruise could be pooled blood from the fracture because gravity causes it to accumulate in your feet. However, as you are on fragmin (dalteparin) any bleeding of concern should be discussed w/your doctor. They can determine the appropriate evaluation & if necessary remove the cast, image and test in the office and replace appropriately. It's important to keep your doctor apprised of bleeding while on Fragmin (dalteparin) ...Read more
My foot is in a full cast for about 4 days. Healing was on the way until last night I started feeling pain and stiiffness?
I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?
Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there is a fracture or injury and can take several months to a year for complete recovery. You are doing everything right, but patience is the best ally in this recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Sweat: As stated there really isn't much you can do about it. If you have concerns of any kind, see your treating physician. ...Read more
Should I get an x-ray? Around the first of june, I broke my 5th metatarsal when my foot turned under me. I have been out of the walking cast/boot for a little over a month. About a half hour ago, the same foot turned under me the same way. The pain is a d
Reinjured foot: I would recommend for you to go back to the doctor that treated your fracture and have an x-ray to be sure ...Read more
I have 5th metatarsal bone fracture of base of metatarsal. I have cast on for four weeks and suddenly some in my feet. Can someone tell me. Why pain?
I have 5th metatarsa: Are you saying you have pain in the foot after 4 weeks of casting? Please call your doctor, have the cast removed and have the doctor examine your foot and re-take x-rays. To see how the fracture is healing. Hopefully you are not putting any pressure on this foot for this fracture to heal well. ...Read more
I have an oblique fracture of my right ankle. How do I go about taking care of my left foot? I am in crutches until I get a cast.
Fracture: As the left foot will do your weight bearing make sure you wear a good shoe with a non slip sole and exercise reasonable care. Trying to hurry with crutches is a big no no - give yourself extra time to get somewhere. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a fracture in my ankle and I have a cast around my feet! But near my toes their are two bruises. Is their anything to worry about?
Generally not.: It could be discoloration from the bleeding under the skin. Check with your doctor, just to be sure. ...Read more
A small case fell over on my left outside ankle causing a hematoma. It's about 1/2 the size of golf ball, did not hit hard.
I have had a hematoma on my pinky toe sans injury for a week. Had it aspirated about 5 daysago still no regular shoes. Howlong should it take to heal?
If the hematoma: Was drained, what exactly do you want to heal? Once the hematoma is drained your issue should be solved. Some residual discomfort may linger. I imagine tight shoes should be avoided until any discomfort subsides. ...Read more
I had left ing hernia surgery 3 months ago and hematoma about the size of a golf ball is still present in my scrotum. Does this require more surgery?
Generally No: Assuming the diagnosis is correct, post-op scrotal hematomas usually always resolve completely or become much smaller with time over a period of many months. Surgical excision is rarely needed unless the hematoma becomes infected or is associated with persistent, bothersome discomfort after an adequate period of observation which is uncommon. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between subungual hematoma vs melanoma? Had a dark area under toe nail for 3 months (not a vertical line though)
Not safe to guess.: Telling the difference between the two is not always as simple as following as bullet point list. Both of these conditions can vary in appearance from patient to patient. To reduce the chances of missing the diagnosis, several things are needed. A thorough examination, a precise history of the problem and most importantly, experience in recognizing what you are seeing. Have the examined and soon. ...Read more
Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more
Yes: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain casting can be a treatment option. There are several ligaments that hold your ankle together and when enough of them are torn, the ankle can become unstable requiring a cast. In some cases they need to be surgically repaired. In most cases, however, an ankle sprain an be treated with a removable boot although sometimes you still need to use crutches. ...Read more
Had a cast for 5 weeks on my leg. Been really hot where I live. Really moist around my heel. Should I be worried about mold. Cast is off in 4 days.?
Ready to cast Off.: Hang in there, you're almost done. You will see soon enough. Probably nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
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