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Foot Bruising After Sprain
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Need X-ray: You need to get your foot/ankle checked and x-rays taken in order to determine if a fracture is present. If this is a recent injury, the tightness can be from swelling from both conditions. However, it is important to diagnose the correct condition so proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?
This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. x rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain.now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?
Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone healed in 5 th metatarsal fracture.. Does nerve damage cause swelling & pain in foot ankle leg thigh and my hip? Ankle cracks some painfull
Can resting sprained ankle/no rehab and limping for months after the injury cause achilles tightness and bottom of foot pain(metatarsalgia, plantar f)?
Compensation....: Limping for months, with or without pain, can cause a change in the mechanics of your normal walk. This is known as compensatory change or compensation. As the body compensates, you can expect that new problems such as muscle tightness and weight shifting will develop. Treating these new symptoms can be even more challenging than treating the original ones. A Healthtap specialist can help. ...Read more
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
Yes: It helps to control pain and swelling. ...Read more
Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.
NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve(s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Burning pain in ankle up to knee. Ankle injury 20 days ago. No fracture in x-ray. Arch and heel pain with sweeling on ankle with burning while walking?
Metatarsal stress fracture still sore, swollen after 10 weeks in boot, crutches- need specialist?
I hyper-extended my foot 2.5 weeks ago. Dr said it's sprained. It's still swollen, has a bump/bruise/pain and still limping some. Normal?
How long does swelling last with a sprain? Sprained foot 4 days ago. Swelling still the same and bruising beginning to show. Xrays were negative.
A while: I am not sure if you have compression applied to the sprain. If not you need it. Remember this with almost any injury RICE... Rest Ice Compress Elevate Usually this will take about 2-3 weeks to heal, but I would ask the doctor to apply at least ace wrap to your foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprained ankle has bruising and swelling all around the foot. Able to put weight on it and walk. Still ice and elevate?
I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?
My wife sprained her foot, someone laded on her heel with her toes tucked underneath..I think she hyperextended her arch. She has bruising and it still hurts. Day one she iced for four hours, day two and three she iced for an hour or so....It is day 4. Sh
I've had midfoot sprain yesterday. Now it's swelling and bruising and i got some pain when stand on the injured foot. Should i see a doctor?
I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside
I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?
Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utilizing hot and cold contrast bath's this will help the bruising. You can either use a tub or just hot towel or heating pad and cold pack. Start with the hot for 3-4 minutes and then immediately cold for 3-4 minutes. Repeat 4 times, twice daily. ...Read more
I am a 69 years old female. I sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. The bruise in my foot dissipated and the bruise is spreading up the calf. I take blood thinners. What should ido?
I sprained my ankle about two weeks ago and half of my foot is begining to just now bruise down to my toes. should I see a doctor or?
Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can i damage further trying to walk
Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a "normal" sprain. Yes, a sprain can get worse. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sprained my ankle 3 days ago, i can walk with some pain. There is some swelling and bruising also foot feels cold and tingeley. Do i need 2 c a doc?
Sprained or broken? Should i see a doctor 3 days ago i tripped and twisted my ankle, i landed on my toes with them curled under my foot. It is not disfigured but I have a bruise on the left top part of my food and there is minor swelling. I am concerned
It's : It's impossible to tell whether you have a sprain or a fracture without an x-ray, so yes, you'll need to see someone to have it evaluated and x-rayed. In the meantime, i would not apply any heat, as heat will increase the swelling. Ice is ok, but now at 3 days later, it's doubtful ice will help much. Also, i was lay off the ibuprofen. If it is fractured, Ibuprofen delays and hinders fracture healing. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain, but go see a doctor, either a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. Feel better. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprained ankle three weeks ago, can walk with brace, most bruising gone, but very painful persistent pins and needles on top of foot. Cause? Solution?
My wife had a bad ankle/ligament sprain 10 days ago. She went to ER. Now her foot is cold and very painful w bruises near her knee. Back to ER?
Stop icing.: Temperature changes after an injury, are always concerning. Generally the affected area heats up, as a prelude to the inflammatory cycle and healing. Becoming cold can be due to nerve or vascular damage. This can be temporary of longer. To remove all doubt if the temperature does not start stabilizing, and soon, you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son 17 years ankle sprain today at school no bruising no swelling just pain when walking he is jumping on the other foot to avoid pain what to do ?
I have a "stone bruise" in my heel, accident stepping on something. Was wearing shoes. Have sprain ankle of same foot. Can't wear brace and orthotic?
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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