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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can't: Have it evaluated by the doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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