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Doctor insights on: Foregn Object In Foot

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I most likely have damaged my r. Hamstring; while lowering a heavy object to feet level. Do these torn fibers repair themselves normally?

I most likely have damaged my r. Hamstring; while lowering a heavy object to feet level. Do these torn fibers repair themselves normally?

Tincture of time: Does wonders. Many professional athletes get similiar injuries. Often, they are on the disabled list and get daily physical therapy. Since, you are not a professional athlete, rest, ice or heat, possibly an ace bandage to help restrict motion can be helpful. If you have the time and resources physical therapy is recommended. ...Read more

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How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

How long does athlete's foot fungus survive on objects like shoes and floors?

Depends: It depends if the floors/shoes are wet/moist or dry. Fungus doesn't like dry climates but absolutely loves warm, moist areas like a locker room floor or a shoe. ...Read more

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I stepped on something sharp. I don't see blood but it stings. The object might be in my foot but the object is too small to see. What should I do?

I stepped on something sharp. I don't see blood but it stings. The object might be in my foot but the object is too small to see. What should I do?

You decide: You have likely picked up a small foreign body that is buried within the tough tissue of the foot. It could work itself out naturally over time but may also become infected, which would make its location easier to pinpoint. If the pain persists or you notice other related issues you will need to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Help with my small puncture wound? Earlier today (around 5+ hours ago) a small thorn-like object punctured the bottom of my toe, right at the bend. It bled for a couple minutes, and I made sure there was no remaining bits of the thorn in my foot, cleaned

Help with my small puncture wound? Earlier today (around 5+ hours ago) a small thorn-like object punctured the bottom of my toe, right at the bend. It bled for a couple minutes, and I made sure there was no remaining bits of the thorn in my foot, cleaned

Object piercing skin: A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin and creating a hole such as from stepping on a nail. Such injuries can potentially be dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. ...Read more

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Have swelling in foot about a week after an object fell onto my middle of foot, it is sore at that spot.

Have swelling in foot about a week after an object fell onto my middle of foot, it is sore at that spot.

Possible fracture: Please go to your local UC clinic or orthopedist. It is possible that you fractured a bone in your foot. You will need an x-ray. ...Read more

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Cramps in feet and legs, active 46 yr old female, magnesium ok, also tend to drop light objects a lot, no diabetes?

Cramps in feet and legs, active 46 yr old female, magnesium ok, also tend to drop light objects a lot, no diabetes?

Cramps: Lots of possibilities here. Consider carpal & tarsal tunnel, restless leg, radiculopathy, electrolyte imbalance--calcium-potassium-sodium, etc., sprain/strain. ...Read more

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I have been feeling pain in foot, back of my left knee recently, believed to have been caused by jumping from a moving object, what do u think?

I have been feeling pain in foot, back of my left knee recently, believed to have been caused by jumping from a moving object, what do u think?

Leg pain.: You might have pulled muscles or tendons of left leg. But without more information, I recommend you to get some evaluation to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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Object fell on foot 3 days ago. X-ray was clear. I have severe pain and swelling and bruising. I have a low grade fever now, possibly really broken?

Object fell on foot 3 days ago. X-ray was clear. I have severe pain and swelling and bruising. I have a low grade fever now, possibly really broken?

Foot pain: What you describe may indicate CRPS. I do feel the fever is related. You really should seen someone who is comfortable with the diagnosis of CRPS. Treatment can be Topicals, oral medications, TENS, PT, Calcium Channel modulators, possible injections (not in the foot)etc.. ...Read more

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Back pain right foot nerve pain, numbness in both feet, specially when bending moving object running, MRI is normal Is that common? Should I have x-ray?

Back pain right foot nerve pain, numbness in both feet, specially when bending moving object running, MRI is normal Is that common? Should I have x-ray?

MRI of what??: The symptoms you describe could be from your lumbar spine! If your spine MRI is normal the next step would be a visit to a Neurologist! Another xray would be useless!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending, doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal. Sacrum MRI?

I have nerve pain in my right foot when bending, doing some activities&when holding an object, plus a lower back pain, Lumbar MRI is normal. Sacrum MRI?

CT Scan: I would suggest a CT scan of the lumbar back. Your symptoms are still suggestive of an L4 radiculopathy.
MRI is better at seeing muscles not nerves. Ask the radiologist to suggest the best imaging test. Some CT scans use dye some do not. Your regular doctor can order the CT based on the radiologists input.
An Orthopedic spine specialist could offer better diagnostic/imaging next steps as well. ...Read more

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Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially I only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks I developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.

Can hip pain be a symptom of herniated disc? I have l 3-4 disc protrusion (per mri) from lifting a heavy object. Initially I only had low back and hip pain. Over the period of 2 weeks I developed pain down my left leg and into the sole of my left foot.

Yes: A lumbar disc protrusion can definitely cause hip and leg pain. There are also many other potential causes including having a bad hip itself. A physical exam can usually determine the cause of your pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Heavy object dropped on my toenail, what to do, will it heal?

Heavy object dropped on my toenail, what to do, will it heal?

Seec apodiatrist: You need to be concerned about breaking the toe bone or having created a hematoma ubder the naul. ...Read more

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My toenail fell off after I dropped heavy object on it. Will it regrow?

My toenail fell off after I dropped heavy object on it. Will it regrow?

Most likely: It may or may not grow back thickened and the bond to the nail bed could possibly be weakened a bit. Time will tell. ...Read more

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What are these ball-like objects under my tongue?

What are these ball-like objects under my tongue?

Blood vessels: The ball like objects are usually blood vessels in the tongue. ...Read more

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Is it possible at 5weeks pregnant to feel a ball-like object in your tummy when lying down on your stomach?

Is it possible at 5weeks pregnant to feel a ball-like object in your tummy when lying down on your stomach?

Not the uterus: At 5 weeks, the uterus is only slightly enlarged & you should not be able to feel the top edge until 12 weeks. Unless you have uterine masses (fibroids), multiples, or some other growth; your pregnancy should not be the reason. See your OB & have them check what you're feeling, it could be a small hernia, bowel distension, or a lipoma. Take care. ...Read more

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A heavy object fell on my toe and there is a painful blood blister. What can I do to relieve pain or make the blister go away?

A heavy object fell on my toe and there is a painful blood blister. What can I do to relieve pain or make the blister go away?

ICE: Place ice on area, rest, elevate and take nsaid. Blister will not go away, you injured yourself, so swelling is the bodies first response. If blister and pain increases, then seek medical care. If this is not an option, clean area with alochol, place a needle over a match for 60 seconds, then pop blister. Slowly drain blood, apply perioxide or alochol, apply a bacterial ointment and cover. ...Read more

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Earlier, I dropped a heavy object on my big toe. I can not bend it, there is swelling, and I can't walk. Will I have to get a medical boot?

Earlier, I dropped a heavy object on my big toe. I can not bend it, there is swelling, and I can't walk. Will I have to get a medical boot?

Evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a podiatrist for fracture and other injuries. They will likely take x-rays and perform a detailed examination to check for injury of nerves, joints, etc. They will then be able to prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have heel pain on the bottom after accidentally stepping on plastic object. No break in skin, no bleeding, color normal. Pain to put pressure on it.

I have heel pain on the bottom after accidentally stepping on plastic object. No break in skin, no bleeding, color normal. Pain to put pressure on it.

Stone bruise: Sounds like bruising which should improve in a few weeks. If worsens or does not resolve by that time, please visit your primary care physician or podiatrist. If no allergy, liver or kidney disease, you may take Advil or Aleve (naproxen) to help with pain, and apply ice pack with skin protection of a towel. ...Read more

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I have been having moderate back pain for the last seven days. The pain is making it hard for me to sit down, bend and pick up objects. Today I can feel two swollen lumps on either side of my lower back that feel about golf ball size. What should I do?

I have been having moderate back pain for the last seven days. The pain is making it hard for me to sit down, bend and pick up objects. Today I can feel two swollen lumps on either side of my lower back that feel about golf ball size. What should I do?

Pain: Most low back pain acute flare-ups can laat up to two weeks. Those lumps may be normal fat pads located by the left and right iliac regions of the pelvis. If the pain does not resolve, please seek out a doctor to examine you and give treatment options. ...Read more