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Foot Bone Bruise Treatment
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
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
If painful: Consider a surgical shoe or cam walker... ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone bruise on shin 11 days later still severe bruising that has moved to around ankle and bottom of foot. Is this normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any exercise or self treatment for a bone spur / bruised heel ? I usually like to do all I can before going to doc !!
Playing hockey thumb got trapped between ball and stick. Tip of thumb is very bruised, swollen, tender to touch where meets next bone. Best treatment?
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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