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How Can I Reduce Bruising On My Foot After A Sprain
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
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
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
I sprained my ankle/foot 3 weeks ago and i still get bad swelling, bruising and pain. What should I do?
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 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 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?
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?
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 or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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