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Heel Feels Bruised
Many causes: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Soreness side of foot sore to touch. Near little toe. Throb pain worse when walking. Ankle bit swollen?
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 ›
I got high ankle sprain, 4 weeks ago.Booted. My heel looks crooked big bump, swollen and brusing on opposite of ankle. More painfull. Stepping hurts.
More than a sprain: Who diagnosed the high ankle sprain? A bump on the heel not usually associated with high ankle sprain. Pain and deformity in the back of the ankle suggests an achilles injury or even heel bone fracture. A true high ankle sprain should always be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon because sometimes they need surgery if the ligaments between the tibia and fibula are completely torn. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hit my arm hard week ago, elbow very bruised still painfully, hard bump and swollen where hit. Hurts , xray no fracture. Please help?
If U hit the point-: -of the elbow there is a bursa & it often fills with blood or fluid, & can swell quite a lot. If U have a scrape or skin violated it can become infected. Early Rx is best. C an orthopedist 4 eval sometimes aspiration is done and steroids injected. This is extraarticular so no steroid enters the joint. Then usually wrap, NSAIDS & antibiotics only if infected. ...Read more
Under heel pain ankle pain and puffiness feels like my shoes are all uncomfortable feels hard under feet ?
Plantar fasciitis: Irritation of the soft tissues that attach to the heel bone causes this disabling pain. It usually feels worse when getting out of bed or a chair. See your local podiatrist for prompt accurate diagnosis and treatment. Ice massage your heel and arch and wear supportive shoes until you can be seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›
Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?
Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle.You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legs ache;, left foot 2nd toe purple at time; left heel feels like it has a jagged rock inside it; legs swelling; difficulty walking; much pain; What?
Big dog hit shin bone about 5 inches below knee. bruised she knocked me down landed on knee, knocked off shoe pain is severe in knee when i bend it.
Bruise on inside knee bend gets darker/constant severe pain/tripped twice wearing heels/landed hard on bare toe tips/toes ok/knee not ok/back of knee and top of calf sore. Pain making me cry.
Ortho: See orthopedic surgeon asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fell on knee snowboarding; swelling, bruising, searing pain in patellar tendon area when flexing foot up; can move, walk, stand fine. Thoughts?
Back bones of head at bottom hurts. Fingers, hand, wrist hurts. Back hurts. Eye pain. Shoulders hurts. Achy. What could it be?
Knee pain squatting. Slightly squishy + swollen. Hurts swiveling not walking. Feels stiff walking. No pain resting. Thoughts?
Meniscus tear?: Your symptoms of pain w/ squatting , twisting and turning associated w/ swelling may indicate a meniscus( cartilage) tear.The meniscus can tear as we get older w/minimal trauma as the water content diminishes and it becomes more 'brittle' and less 'elastic '. See your board certified orthopedic surgeon for examination. Best of luck! ...Read more
Foot pain all over, stretching, ibuprofen, ice isn't helping. Sides of feet throb, tops hurt when standing, side of heel hurts to touch. Walking hurts?
X-ray : X-ray and full exam rule out fracture etc. good luck. ...Read more
Have it evaluated.: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can't walk for more then a few minutes at a time. Heel starts to feel bruised. Been like this for 7 months. Seems to switch from foot to foot? Thanks!
Heel spur syndrome.: Sounds like heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. Both are usually due to abnormal foot function. Wear more supportive shoes and take antii-nlammatory medication (if you can) for a solid week. I reccomend either 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day after eating, or Ibuprofen 800mg twice a day. If the pain doesn't subside or improve, see your local podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wear low heels.: Sounds like you may have plantar fasciitis and possibly a tight gastrocnemius muscle/tendon. Avoid going barefoot, wearing flip flops , or any flats (sandals, bedroom shoes, etc.) and wear low heeled shoes to reduce the strain on your calves and plantar fascia. If this doesn't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bruised heel. Feels like there is a marble moving around when I put pressure causes throbbing pain and hard to walk ?
I feel a bruise in my right heel from basketball. It bothers me a little bit when walk and I was wondering if there's anything that can be done.
Inflammation: of the plantar fascia ( plantar fasciitis ) , basically the ligament running from heel to front of foot to support arch is likely. A calcium deposit causing a bony spur at the heel is also possible. See a doctor. An x-Ray might help. NSAIDs, physical therapy, cortisone injection, a shoe orthotic or night splints may help with symptoms as well as rest from sporting activities. ...Read more
I'm 25 and weigh 145. Jumped off tailgate of truck July 4 and bruised both of my heels. I can't walk. What should I do? Do I need to make myself walk
It feels as if there is a bruise on my heel. It doesn't hurt when i run, just afterwards. What could be wrong?
Planter fasciatis: Get gel inserts for your shoes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have pain at the bottom of my heel , in the middle, that feels like a bruise, when I squeeze the side of my heel it hurts. Is this plantar fascitis?
Offloading/No weight: Hi, Usually the best treatment for a bruised heel weather its a soft tissue or bone bruise to the area is to Offload the area and rest it from the usually forces that go through it during weight bearing and gait. The use of a CAM walker can be helping in reducing the majority of pressure along the heel and help you maintain your everyday activity. It may be necessary to fully Offload + crutches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I bruised my heel three months ago. it is still painful after i start to walk after sitting for a while. how long will this go on?
Bruise: You may have done more damage than your thought. I would see a physician to assess the problem. Good Luck ...Read more
I have a painless bruise around my heel after flying and then going to gym. Just want to check if there is anything that I should be concerned about.
Probably not.: You may have had some trauma to the area without knowing it happened. If it gets bigger or becomes painful then get it checked out. ...Read more
I have pain in the heel of my foot. It feels like its bruised and I am walking on stones. What should I do?
Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out tendinitis or nerve entrapment (less likely). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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