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Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Stubbed pinky toe. Bruise on top; side & bottom of foot -- at joint of foot bone meets pinky toe. Hurts walking barefoot on hard surface. Broken?
Get an X-ray : To find out....I'd lean towards likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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?
Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Can ankle tendonitis cause tenderness over the metatarsal above the little toe? Does ankle tendon run over the metatarsals?
Who Knows.: I am not sure if you are describing tendonitis and pain of the tendons passing over the ankle or tendonitis and pain of the tendon passing over the 5th metatarsal. There are other possibilities that can also cause pain in the area of the 5th metatarsal. Capsulitis, stress fracture and neuritis to name a few. The tendon in question is the extensor digitorum longus (EDL). To remove doubt, see a Doc. ...Read more
Yes: Usually it would be difficult to walk. ...Read more