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I hit my toe. Its all blue and swollen. Range of motion is kimitrd but hardly any pain. Doineedadoc?

I hit my toe. Its all blue and swollen. Range of motion is kimitrd but hardly any pain. Doineedadoc?

Hit toe: Is the toe deformed - is it straight like it was before you hit it? If so and you can walk with a shoe on you should be ok with elevation, rest, protection and intermittent ice. Avoid shoes that hurt. If that does not help or toe is deformed see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Ankle sprained 24 hours ago. Not broken.Swelling is worse after rice.Limited motion in three smallest toes that are now slightly swollen.All normal?

Ankle sprained 24 hours ago. Not broken.Swelling is worse after rice.Limited motion in three smallest toes that are now slightly swollen.All normal?

Yes: Very early in the course of ur injury. Rice is good, but elevation means ankle higher than knee & knee higher than the hip. Doing this for a while is not enough u need 2 sleep this way & as much as u can during the first 2-4 days. Blood & fluid run downhill so if up & about it will swell more. Expect many color changes 2 appear also. Takes 4-6 wks 2 heal. B patient & follow ur ortho's advise. ...Read more

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Fell off 2 1/2 foot height, xray show no broke bone yet I have 2 swollen, painful knees, decr. Range of motion, problems stading up, walking & sitting?

Fell off 2 1/2 foot height, xray show no broke bone yet I have 2 swollen, painful knees, decr. Range of motion, problems stading up, walking & sitting?

See an Orthopedist: Most likely this is sprained ligaments of the knee, maybe even combined with meniscal injury, that are responsible for your symptoms. Initial treatment includes nsaids, crutches, cold compresses, splint(s) and resting them. Generally the bruising gets better, but if no improvement over 10-14 days time, then see an orthopedist for further care. ...Read more

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I hit my pinky toe really hard & now it hurts and its all purple and swollen?

Prob broken: Sounds like you may have broken your toe. It's a good idea to get x-Rays done to see the extent of the damage. GENTLY tape your pinky toe to your 4th toe and wear protective footwear, but nothing that's going to put pressure on it. ...Read more

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I think I've broke my toe. It is purple and swollen. I had a ball hit it in hockey straight on and immediately couldn't walk. I can bend my toe?

I think I've broke my toe. It is purple and swollen. I had a ball hit it in hockey straight on and immediately couldn't walk. I can bend my toe?

Tape them together: If the toe is straight and you can bend it without a lot of pain then split it by taping it to the toe next to it. If the toe is crooked or very painful, go get an X-ray ...Read more

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Why is my fourth toe swollen and reddish? It did not get hit, bit, bent, scratched or such. It is sore. Could it be gout?

Why is my fourth toe swollen and reddish? It did not get hit, bit, bent, scratched or such. It is sore. Could it be gout?

See a rheumatologist: There are several possible causes. You should see a rheumatologist. Problems such as gout are unlikely in this area. Two possible causes are psoriatic arthritis and reiter's syndrome. ...Read more

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I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

Hit ankle: The lateral sural cutaneous nerve passes the ankle and apparently you may have damaged that nerve. It can supply sensation to your little toe. The more your ankle swells, the more pressure on that nerve, the number your little toe. Diagnostic ultrasound (dus) or MRI testing might help to visualize damaged nerve tissue. ...Read more

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I hit my little toe on suitcase. Swollen and can't wear shoe. I am 65 yrs old. Siak ice heat rest. How long b4 I can wear shoe?

I hit my little toe on suitcase. Swollen and can't wear shoe. I am 65 yrs old. Siak ice heat rest. How long b4 I can wear shoe?

Probably broken toe: You can bring your shoe to an old-fashioned shoe repair shop where they have "lasts" that they can fit into your shoes and stretch the leather. Those stores are getting hard to find because people are buying more sneakers and fewer good leather shoes. If your fifth toe is really angulated a lot, go to either to a podiatrist or a foot orthopedist. ...Read more

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I hit my toe on sofa ~10 weeks ago & it's still a bit swollen, bruised color & painful to touch. X-ray showed no break. Doc said hametoma. Just leave?

Treat swelling: With ice and antiinflammatory. If the toe is swollen and painful, likely a surgical shoe wold be helpful as when there is pressure on the toe when a person propulses to walk this will hurt. X-rays may not always show a fracture the first time. I.E stress fractures show up sometime later. But, even if you did not fracture it a contusion at times can hurt just as bad. ...Read more

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I hit my foot in March&hurt my big toe Its been swollen&I can't bend it since then should I see my doctor?Or go to urgent care?Could it be dislocated?

I hit my foot in March&hurt my big toe Its been swollen&I can't bend it since then should I see my doctor?Or go to urgent care?Could it be dislocated?

Water cast.: There could be a whole host of reasons why your big toe doesn't bend, especially after be traumatized. Certainly dislocation is a possibility. Others to consider are fracture, tear or rupture subluxation. To remove all doubt, your best bet is having the evaluated by a specialist directly. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

RSDS: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome can be caused by a mild traumatic event. If undiagnosed it can lead to severe pain and disability. The cold skin after an injury is what is triggering this possible diagnosis. Have your foot , ankle examined. ...Read more

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4 weeks ago i hit my pinkie toe. Got an x-ray, no fracture. It's still swollen & hurts to walk on in the mornings mostly. Do i get it checked again?

4 weeks ago i hit my pinkie toe. Got an x-ray, no fracture.  It's still swollen & hurts to walk on in the mornings mostly. Do i get it checked again?

Yes: It might just be a contusion but sometimes one needs to take serial xrays to compare them and might see none changes. Either way, i'd recommend a surgical shoe. ...Read more

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Kicked wall straight on. ankle & toes=full motion no pain. top side bruise & swell on outer ft impact area. Wght on ft/up toe motion=pain. Fracture?

Kicked wall straight on. ankle & toes=full motion no pain. top side bruise & swell on outer ft impact area. Wght on ft/up toe motion=pain. Fracture?

Possibly: Most likely it is a contusion, however patients have been known to sustain foot fractures after kicking walls. An exam and xray will give you an exact diagnosis and treatment if needed. Best wishes! ...Read more

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My foot was hit by the car door and now I badly swollen ankle. what does this mean?

My foot was hit by the car door and now I badly swollen ankle. what does this mean?

First, ice it for: 10 minutes every 3 hours with an Ice pack. Take some Ibuprofen (if not allergic). See the ER for an xray of your foot. Try using crutches to avoid bearing weight on the foot and rest until the xrays are reported. Get well soon. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic. I accidental hit my foot under the treadmill. My foot has been swollen for ten days.?

I am a diabetic. I accidental hit my foot under the treadmill. My foot has been swollen for ten days.?

DM foot injury: Any diabetic patient with an injury to the foot should have an evaluation. I recommend that you seek guidance as soon as you can so that a clinician can evaluate your foot. Injuries can sometimes result in fractures or blood collections called hematomas that can cause problems days to weeks after an injury. Due to the diabetes, you may not have felt the pain that a non-diabetic patient would feel. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle in the soft area on the inside of my foot between my heal and bone. It is very swollen. What can I do?

I hit my ankle in the soft area on the inside of my foot between my heal and bone. It is very swollen. What can I do?

Avoid weight bearing: If pain worse/ may need xrays to evaluate for a fracture. Partial or non weight bearing with use of non steroidals beneficial. Seek a podiatrists help as warranted. ...Read more

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