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How Long Dos It Take For A Bruised Toe To Heal
Toe bruise: Sorry to hear. Generally, 2 months of recovery for a bone bruise although some people may take longer or shorter. Sometimes the swelling associated with this injury can take up to a year. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Broken big toe in joint. Got xray 12 weeks ago. Still have deep bruising. No swelling. How much longer will it take to heal?
Should be well healed at this time.
May want to have it checked. ...Read more
Had a heavy small wood table dropped on foot at work. Still hurts, no bruise or swelling. What happened to it? How long will it take to heal.
Contusion/Fracture: This could be a simple contusion or possibly even a fracture. It depends on how long ago this happened. Contusion could take 2-8 weeks to fully resolve. If pain lingers, then get an x-ray. ...Read more
I have a bone bruise on the base of my foot (1st metatarsal confirmed by bone scan) how long will it take to heal?
Hard to say: Bone contusions can be treated in a variety of fashions depending on location, symptoms, etc. Usually, we will treat these with a cast boot to immobilize and rest the foot, ice, antiinflammatories and limited standing/walking. In severe cases, non weightbearing (crutches) may be needed. Follow the instructions of your foot care physician. Dr. L. ...Read more
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 (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Hi the other day I twisted my knee getting up out of bed its not bruised or swollen but getting a numb feeling in my toes how long will it take toheal?
Wait for to six week: The perineal nerve runs along the outside of your knee and occasionally can be injuried with a twist. This can cause toe numbness. Another likely cause may be injury to a disc in your back. Are you having any back pain? In either instance wait about six weeks to see if the numbness stops. If it does not (or if it worsens) see a orthopedist or physiatrist for a formal evaluation. ...Read more
How long it take for swelling and bruising to go away from broken toe/foot? Tripped and bent big toe all way back. Is it broken.
A few weeks: It depends on how extensive the injury was. Bruising can last around 3 weeks for most people, and swelling a bit longer. If your swelling is more extensive than your doctor led you to believe after 4-5 weeks, discuss this with them. ...Read more
5 wks ago bone bruise to talus & ligament damage. Get electrical shock feel down right underside of big toe when pressured. Cause & how long to heal?
I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?
Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more
I've injured my toe (turf toe) 9 weeks ago. X-rays show no fracture. There has been no bruising or any swelling. Why so long to heal?
Tough Turf Toe.: Turf toe describes an injury that hyperextends the great toe dorsally. This sudden force can disrupt the soft tissue that surrounds the 1st metatarsal phalangeal joint. This may include capsule, ligaments, tendons and any other soft tissue that in in the area. Treatment includes the RICE sequence. In some cases a cast or cam walker may be used. Depending on the severity, Figure 2 to 8 weeks. ...Read more
I just got off a long flight, and have a purple/blue bruise on right foot. Did not take off shows during flight. Does not hurt. Should I be concerned?
How long to heal when someone runs over the side of my foot with their scooter, its been 9 days, its bruised, im walking on it so I doubt its broken.
Come On.: It is impossible to determine healing time without first knowing what was damaged. With your history, frankly, I'm surprised that you haven't been to your surgeon for a proper assessment. Just because the injury site is not painful does not necessarily mean that the area does not include a fracture. ...Read more
My toe is badly bruised. I don't know how it happened. It's been like this for many months now, I thought it would heal, but its only getting worst.
Toe bruise: If it's like that for last 3 months with no improvement I advise you to get it checked with your physician ...Read more
Out of what?: Most people can still walk with a bruised toe. The severity of the bruise and symptoms you are feeling will determine what you can and can't do. Make sure to ice in the first 24-48 hours to reduce any swelling. ...Read more
I hope not toe long.: As long as you are not using your toe in the function of play, you can start immediately. But, if your play activity involves aggressive toe function, you had better wait a while. The waiting time is based on the specific activity and the amount and seriousness of the injury. You might have to play it by ear. ...Read more
4 days ago, a metal clipboard fell on my toe its still slightly swollen, bruised & starting to get itchy w/ limited bending pain w/ prolonged standing
Clipboard: As long as there was no break in the skin and the toe did not change in position this sounds normal. It may take up to 4 weeks for the swelling to resolve. If symptoms continue after 4 weeks seek medical attention. ...Read more
Bottoms of my big toes turn white when I take my boots off & turn purple like they're bruised. My toes are tender around the discoloring with numbness?
Exam: You may be sufferning from Reynaud's Disease or Syndrome, a circulatory problem which requires a full medical exam and testing. ...Read more
I tore a tendon/ muscle on my left foot. Had gone for treatments. Foot still feels tender when I stand or walk. How long before foot heals.
Depends: How long it takes a tendon/muscle injury (sprain, strain, etc.,) to heal depends on how serious the injury is. Since you have needed therapy, then the injury is not a minor one. It is also more noticeable because the injury occurred on your foot, which you have to use to walk. (An injured little finger, is easier to deal with, since you don't have to use it as often). Your Doc can tell you best. ...Read more
I have had a line on my big toe for a long time today during a polish change I noticed bruising on the toe. I can't remember any trauma to the toe.
Trauma or illness: Trauma, whether recalled or not, can cause a persistent black and blue area and, illness or trauma can cause a horizontal line across the affected toenail. ...Read more
What do I do to help heal my injury? I believe it's a pulled tendon in my foot that's between my big toe and my ankle. I can't move my big toe up without pain, its slightly bruised and hurts to move. I'm an athlete, want to make sure its not serious.
My knee has a very dark rough spot that sort of looks like a small bruise. I've had it for so long it never seems to go away. Is it dead skin? It's so rough compared to the rest of my knee. I also have very rough dry dark areas around my big toe that is
I fracture my foot dislocated my little toe and damaged my ligament on Sunday. How long will it be bruised for?
10-14 days: The fracture itself will usually heal by 6-8 weeks, but most bruising resolves in the 10-14 day range. ...Read more
Read below: If this condition has been ongoing for over 3 days and getting progressively worse, make sure to see your podiatrist as you need to rule out a possible stress fracture. If the area only has discomfort, than try wrapping the foot with an elastic bandage and taking otc anti inflammatory medicine. ...Read more
I pulled a hangnail off my big toe over a month ago. The toes is still tender and puffy it just won't heal?
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