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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Not really : A break in the foot bone does produce pain, swelling, and decreased ambulation. But so does a number of other conditions including foot sprain. So an x-ray would be ideal and certain if there is a high grade breakage. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Foot pain: There might be a traumatic incident (dropping something on your foot, or falling for example) or even a stress fracture. Stress fractures can take longer to show up, but persistent pain, swelling and maybe even bruising. A referral and a visit to your local podiatrist and some xrays may help clear the situation up. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken?

How can I tell if my foot is broken?

Get an xray: An xray is the only way to surely know if the bone is broken. Go to the podiatrist and get checked properly. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is broken, if I can stand on it with pain, very minor swelling, no bruising but hurts to twist side to side but not up/down ?

How can I tell if my foot is broken, if I can stand on it with pain, very minor swelling, no bruising but hurts to twist side to side but not up/down ?

X-rays: The only way to tell for certain if a bone in your foot is broken is by x-ray. Your symptoms sound more like a strain or sprain, not a fracture. But, if you had a recent significant injury, are big into sports, or don't notice improvement after a few days of relative rest, an x-ray is indicated. You might have a stress fracture or minor hairline fracture. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

How can I tell if my foot is fractured or sprained?

Go to the podiatrist: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

What can you do to tell if my foot is sprained or fractured?

Go to the podiatrist: You need to have your foot examined and xrays would be able to tell if you have fractured anything. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my foot is sprained or just bruised?

How do I tell if my foot is sprained or just bruised?

Have it looked at: A sprain injury can result in redness, bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability of the involved area. An x-ray will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my foot is infected? My bf was hit by a car while on a bike. His foot was crushed. He had stiches, skin graph and has to go back?

How do I tell if my foot is infected?  My bf  was hit by a car while on a bike. His foot was crushed. He had stiches, skin graph and has to go back?

Fever, pain: There's no surefire way to determine infection, or else they would be caught much more easily. The classic symptoms/signs are increased pain, redness/tenderness, drainage, or fever. In addition, if the wound is not healing appropriately, that could be a sign as well. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a veruca on my foot?

How can I tell if I have a veruca on my foot?

See a doctor.: Your doctor can shave the callus off the top of the lesion and determine whether it is a callus with a core, or an actual wart. Treatments for each can differ slightly, so find out which you have before you try to treat it with over-the-counter removal pads! ...Read more

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My foot hurts, is there a way to tell if it's fractured?

My foot hurts, is there a way to tell if it's fractured?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. You may need surgery if the fracture is not stable or is displaced. Have you physician determine which course of treatment is best for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to relieve pain in the ball of my foot?

Can you tell me how to relieve pain in the ball of my foot?

See foot doc: To helo find etiology: i.E neuroma, capsulitis, met fracture, fascitiis etc... ...Read more

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I have this weird thing on my foot i'm just wondering how to tell if it's corn?

I have this weird thing on my foot i'm just wondering how to tell if it's corn?

See a podiatrist: Whatever "weird thing" is on your foot needs to be evaluated by a foot specialist. A biopsy may be needed if this is a skin growth. An x-ray may be needed if this is a bone problem. A physical examination of the problem is also needed. Other tests may also be indicated. Your podiatrist can do the proper evaluation of your problem. ...Read more

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In what way can I tell if i broke my foot?

In what way can I tell if i broke my foot?

X-ray: Is a start. Further radiographic studies are sometimes necessary. Pain, swelling an inability to bear weight on area or move properly are some symptoms that may represent a fracture. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could tell if I broke my foot?

Can you tell me how I could tell if I broke my foot?

Fracture: See a medical professional - your podiatrist - for an x ray . As stated , then you will know. and your podiatrist can then initiate a treatment plan . ...Read more

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Can you tell me have i broken or sprained my foot?

I can't tell: You but if you visited a doctor in person they could tell you. Xrays help identify fractures. ...Read more

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