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Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Looking for treatment of a bone bruise on ball of foot?

Ice: And rest. Somethings just need time to heal. (i am assuming it is not broken.). ...Read more

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Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?

Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...Read more

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I have a bone bruise on the outside of my ankle, and i was wondering if it was normal for my foot to go numb and tingle? My ankle will sometimes too

I have a bone bruise on the outside of my ankle, and i was wondering if it was normal for my foot to go numb and tingle? My ankle will sometimes too

Yes and no: I would not say it is normal, but rather it can be seen with the type of injury you are describing. A bruise to the bone can cause localized soft tissue swelling in the area in which the nerves pass. This may cause a radiating pain, numbness or pins and needle sensation in the ankle and foot. If it does not resolve, you should be checked. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Bone bruise on shin 11 days later still severe bruising that has moved to around ankle and bottom of foot. Is this normal?

Bone bruise on shin 11 days later still severe bruising that has moved to around ankle and bottom of foot. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes .gravity takes small collections of blood 'downhill' w/ time. Especially on the tibia ( shin bone) where the discoloration is plain to see because of minimal muscle/ soft tissue to 'cover' it. If you are concerned see your MD. Best of luck...! ...Read more

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Do I have a bone bruise? I had the top of my foot crushed in a soccer game: 2 weeks later, top is still swollen and bone has a bump. X-rays negative.

Ortho: If there is a bump that wasn't there before, there may have been a subtle fracture that didn't show on the initial films. When bone heals, it forms a bump called a callus. Might see orthopedics and have additional imaging studies as recommended ...Read more

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How to heal a bone bruise on the balls of your feet?

Protect it: Protect the injured area with metatarsal pads or a padded orthotic to wear in your shoe. May also want to add in an over the counter anti inflammatory medication if not allergic. ...Read more

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I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

I fell the other day and hurt my knee. I do think  it's only a bone bruise bc I can bend it. There is swelling. How long for the swelling &treatments ?

Several days: Bone bruises can take a few weeks to resolve. Rest and ice will help alleviate pain and swelling. You should consult an orthopedic specialist and have X rays just to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

I fell on my hand last February, and was diagnosed with scaphoid bone bruise. X-ray was inconclusive. I had hand therapy and improved somewhat, but am having worsening pain at the base of my thumb on the palmar side (not the snuff box). It is a deep ache,

Repeat x-ray: I would recommend reevaluation with another x-ray -- this late type of pain after a remote injury can indicate damage to articular cartilage in the wrist in a number of different areas like the articulation between the the thumb metacarpal bone and another wrist bone called the trapezium -- repeat evaluation by an orthopedist specializing in hand is indicated ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more