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What can we do for my sons feet my son plays basketball. He had a game friday and practice sat. When he went to get up sunday he could barely walk his feet hurt. He said it feels like the have deep bruises. He stayed off them sun. And mon. He went back to

What can we do for my sons feet my son plays basketball. He had a game friday and practice sat. When he went to get up sunday he could barely walk his feet hurt. He said it feels like the have deep bruises. He stayed off them sun. And mon. He went back to

There: There are many reasons that your son's feet are hurting. It could be that he sprained a part of his foot and or ankle. There is aslo a chance that he might have some bone contusion from just the physicality of the basketball game.

My recommendation would be to definitely go and visit a podiatrist and ask them to take an x-ray of your son's feet. If there is no fracture and or dislocation noted, then, most likely the trauma has affected the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.) in his feet.

Most likely, with proper rest, ice, elevation and some anti-inflammatory creams and or oral medications, your son's feet will feel better. Nevertheless, if in about 2 weeks, they are not improving, he may need some physical therapy. Also, MRI may need to be used to discover what specific soft tissues are affected.

Last but not least, the reason for your son's feet pain could be that he has flexible flatfoot deforimity. In that case, my recommendation would be to get him measured for orthotics. Orthotiocs are custom-made corrective inserts, which function is to basically correct any deformity in a patient's foot in order to improve the gait of the patient. They can certainly reduce the pain that he is having and also improve his walking and or running. ...Read more

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The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with multiple deep bruises on my foot this morning, is it ideal to play in a soccer game in a few days?

I was diagnosed with multiple deep bruises on my foot this morning, is it ideal to play in a soccer game in a few days?

Deep bruises: Are painful. But since no fracture you could play and not cause more damage to your foot. If the pain is tolerable you could play. But ideally rest until the door feels significantly better. ...Read more

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I bruised my foot 4 days ago and now it's started to go purple, it's ice cold to touch and I thought that it might be Deep vein thrombosis.

I bruised my foot 4 days ago and now it's started to go purple, it's ice cold to touch and I thought that it might be Deep vein thrombosis.

Foot: Unusual to get a blood clot in foot. I am more concerned about you "ice cold foot". That would be more symptomatic of an arterial problem. Do you have pain? ...Read more

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Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Do soft tissue sarcomas usually bruise. Lump and bigbruise on foot (no mem trauma) diagnosed as broken vein/vessel. Was told sarcoma wouldn't bruis?

Don't usually bruise: Sarcomas of the foot uncommon. The most frequent sarcoma is liposarcoma that would be extremely rare followed by fibrosarcomas usually beginning with plantar fibromatosis and extending to the fibrosarcoma which rarely is vascular and doesn't bleed. The most aggressive tumor of the foot is the synovioma and epitheliod sarcoma which can bleed and tends to rapidly spread. ...Read more

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On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

On 11/4 I was diagnosed with broken vein/vessel on top of foot after a sudden knot and bruising. Busing is fading knot is there. Was told X-ray was normal, just "non-specific soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

Follow up required: If you have a knot which is not due to trauma, it can be cancerous (? sarcoma). But since you have just noticed this, it is too soon to tell which way it will go. Watch it for 1 to 2 weeks and check if it is increasing in size (ask you souse or friend to also put the fingers around and assess the current size. In case it increases in size over next 2 to 3 weeks, then you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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11/4 I was diagnosed with a broken vessel/vein on top of foot after pain, knot, and bruising. Now, the bruising is fading but knot is purple. Was told X-ray was normal, showed soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

X-Rays Vs MRI: Plane X-ray of the foot is good for detection of a broken bone but it will not show the soft tissue problems like sarcoma. For the latter you will need a MRI test which is the best test to check for a soft tissue sarcoma. But you need to first go see your doctor and show him the knot that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinched" between the tibia (leg) and the talus (foot) causing pain. X-rays will show no fracture due to only soft tissue involvement. Typically minimal swelling or bruising. ...Read more

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For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

For 6 month severe pain 2x legs. Deep pain from knee to ankle. Now frequent bruising on legs w/no injury. Concern?

Yes concern: Any persistent pain is a concern, but deep pain and bruising in the calf area could indicate deep vein thrombophlebitis, which can allow blood clots to travel elsewhere in your body, with severe consequences. Get this checked promptly. ...Read more

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Last monday my friend was working on his knees, his right knee appeared bruised, now his leg is bruised from his knee to ankle. Is it a bone, tissue issue or does this have to do with his hepatitis c?

Last monday my friend was working on his knees, his right knee appeared bruised, now his leg is bruised from his knee to ankle. Is it a bone, tissue issue or does this have to do with his hepatitis c?

Soft tissue: It most likely is related to soft tissue and not bone. Not sure if indirectly related to hepatitis c due to limited healing and affects to his liver (which helps produce healing regenerative cells). He'll need to seek further specific treatment if it continues to get worse. ...Read more

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If your foots swollen and bruised what's wrong with it?

If your foots swollen and bruised what's wrong with it?

Got to doctor: Have a podiatrist evaluate it to give you options for treatment. There are a host of reasons why the foot can be swollen bruised from trauma, infection, vascular issue, etc. Have it checked! ...Read more

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Bruised foot for a month could it be broken?

Bruised foot for a month could it be broken?

Need x-ray: An x-ray will help make a diagnosis. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. Occasionally, other studies may be needed such as an mri. ...Read more

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Bruise on top foot but no pain at all. What is this plzz help.

Bruise on top foot but no pain at all. What is this plzz help.

Clotting: It sounds like a bruise. If it does not go away, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my foot is sprained or just bruised?

How do I tell if my foot is sprained or just bruised?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you bruise the arch on your foot?

Foot injury: A bruise or contusion can occur anywhere trauma (injury) happens. The arch area can be bruised after activities that put stress on the area such as climbing a ladder or stepping on a ledge, especially when barefoot or in soft shoegear. Treatment for a minor contusion would include warm compresses, an ace wrap, and possibly Ibuprofen to decrease pain and inflammation. ...Read more

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Since October I've beenj getting bruises on my feet and ankles for no reason. Why is this?

Since October I've beenj getting bruises on my feet and ankles for no reason. Why is this?

I would recommend: You see your doctor to follow up. They may need to do bloodwork to ensure everything is okay. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get a bruise on my foot?

Can you tell me how I could get a bruise on my foot?

Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more

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What would make non injured feet hurt and look bruised?

What would make non injured feet hurt and look bruised?

Overuse/minor trauma: Even if you didn't undergo a specific event that you'd consider an "injury" to the foot, it is still possible that some trauma has been caused to the foot. This can be a result of overuse over a long period of time, or small amounts of trauma to the muscles, joints, or other tissues that have added up to the point that you're now feeling pain in the foot. Be sure to give the foot some rest. ...Read more

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How do I heal is what I think is a bruise on my foot? My teen stood on it?

How do I heal is what I think is a bruise on my foot? My teen stood on it?

Read below: If this condition has been ongoing for over 3 days and getting progressively worse, make sure to see your podiatrist as you need to rule out a possible stress fracture. If the area only has discomfort, than try wrapping the foot with an elastic bandage and taking otc anti inflammatory medicine. ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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