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How To Heal A Bruised Toenail
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I've seen my doctor about bruising under my toenails and they said it would heal on their own. The bruising is getting bigger, what do I do now?
It takes time: The bruising getting bigger is not big deal. When the blood underneath your nail dries up this is what ends up happening. It takes 4-6 months for you nail to regrow back. However, see a podiatrist to make sure you have "bruising" and not something else. Also, did the doctor tell you why and how you got the bruising? ...Read more
It's been 3 weeks since I've seen a doctor about toenail bruising. They said it would heal, but it has gotten darker since then. What does this mean?
Toenails...: Toenails grow very slowly, so you are unlikely to see any changes in three weeks. At 22 years old, the nail will need about six months to grow out. The bruise should slowly advance along with the nail growth and eventually get trimmed off when you cut your nails. The bruise is just darkening as the red blood cells die off. ...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, then try wrapping the foot with an elastic bandage and taking otc anti inflammatory medicine. ...Read more
How long to heal when someone runs over the side of my foot with their scooter, it's 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
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
Dropped heavy object on middle of foot and now noticing a hard lump. Little to no pain, no bruising. Broken? Could this heal on its own w/o cast/surgery?
Consider getting an: Xray of ur foot to rule out fracture. Follow with ur pcp for any concern. Take care! ...Read more
I jumped wel playing basketball the exactly a week ago and I have sharp pain on the bottom / lower left side of my heal on my right foot. Noticed some bruising and been icing as much as I can. Any other suggestion? I can walk on my front of the foo
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
It's regarding my feet, the area where the heal slopes into the rest of mt foot feels bruised and it feels like the tendon pulls tight if I don't walk for a while. Getting up in the morning is incredibly uncomfortable.
Plantar Fasciitis: Def sounds like Plantar Fasciitis; an inflammation of the ligament that runs along the bottom of your foot, connecting your heel to your toes and helps in supporting your arch. Treatment involves various anti-inflammatories, stretching/massage exercises. Injections, physical therapy or orthotics/padding/strapping can also be beneficial for some ...Read more
I have a pain on the bottom of my foot close to my heal. It is on the soft part of the soul. I have not stepped in anything or hurt it in another way. It started off feeling like a bee sting but now it just feels bruised.It has been 6 days.
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.
I fell and twisted my foot & didn't go to the ER till a month later, got an MRI. I was told I have 4 bruised bones on my foot. When will that heal?:'(
Bad to the Bone.: Bone bruises, properly taken care of, can heal in as little as two months. Of course, as always, there are circumstances that may take six to twelve months. Make sure your are seeing a professional to advise you on just how to treat these usually painful injuries. ...Read more
Parts of my foot get swollen and tender and when they do heal, theu leave bruises and lumps. I'm a dance instructor and I wear heels. Fibrosis?
Contusion: Dancing in high heels over and over may cause swelling and pain to different areas of the foot. Causes bruising. Try different shoes. Should be evaluated. ...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 it's 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
It could: A small amount of fluid/hematoma can be resorbed by the body. However, if you have pain or it looks inflammed or infected, consider seeing a podiatrist for treatment. ...Read more
You asked.: Possibly lose your toenail, only to have it grow back with a permanent deformity from damaging the nail root. This could cause a painful nail condition that could lead to corrective nail surgery. While recovering from the surgery, the toe becomes infected and spreads to the bone. The infection gets so bad that the toe now needs to be amputated. All this from a simple nail bruise. Go figure. ...Read more
Need a little Info.: When you describe "on toenail", is that a literal meaning or do you mean possibly, "under" or "in" the nail as well? It would be helpful to know the time frame of the appearance of the blackened area. Did it appear suddenly or over a period of days, weeks or months? ...Read more
Sub Unual Hematoma: Your nail problem sounds like a condition we refer to as a "sub ungual hematoma" or a blood clot under the nail. This occurs due to pressure either from the shoe, walking or running-exercise. The blleding under the nail can cause pressure and discomfort. In some cases the blood need to be released. In some cases the nail may become loose off the plate, and this can cause discomfort. ...Read more
Time: Once a nail is bruised it simply needs to grow out. It generally takes 9-12 month for a new nail to fully grow out. ...Read more
Blood pocket: Under the toe nail. See a foot doctor who can puncture the nail plate to drain the blood pocket beneath the nail. ...Read more
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