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I dropped a weight on my foot and my toenail turned black. What will happen now?

I dropped a weight on my foot and my toenail turned black. What will happen now?

Hematoma: The black discoloration is bleeding. Initially after such an injury this pool of blood or hematoma can be drained. If it is already dry it may dissolve over several months. If the injury is severe the nail may fall off and you will get a new nail in 4-6 months. In severe cases a doctor may have to remove the nail in order to repair a laceration underneath. X-rays may be needed to rule out fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?

I dropped an iron on my foot and now I have a black toenail. Is there any medicine that I can take or an ointmentthat I can apply to it?

Bleeding under nail: Usually bleeding under a toenail will look very dark purple or black. It lasts until the nail grows out - usually several months. If there is a lot of pressure, pain, or throbbing, it can help to have a small opening made in the nail, over the black area, to let some of the blood out. ...Read more

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What happens if I drop 5 pound weight on my foot is it broke?

What happens if I drop 5 pound weight on my foot is it broke?

I don't know?: Is it swollen? Is there pain? Is there deformity? Medical history, X-ray and physical exam normally can rule in or rule out a fracture & provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been on my feet for 18 hours over 2 days now i can't put any weight on my foot at all. Should i go to hospital as I am working all week?

I have been on my feet for 18 hours over 2 days now i can't put any weight on my foot  at all.  Should i go to hospital as I am working all week?

Feet : Your feet should be able to give you 10 hours of relative pain free use each day . If you are unable to bear weight on the foot definitely see your podiatrist or present to er . This could be a stress fracture, but your history is pretty sparse so that is speculation. ...Read more

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I had my nonweight bearing cast removed a week ago now in a boot sense putting weight on my foot it swells and turns red is this normal?

I had my nonweight bearing  cast removed a week ago now in a boot sense putting weight on my foot it swells and turns red is this normal?

Foot swelling: This is not unusual. Your leg needs to acclimate to the new stresses on it. This should go away with time. Try to intermittently elevated the leg to get rid of the redness. If the redness does not go away check with your doctor to make sure you do not have an infection. ...Read more

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Had a osb board drop on the tpo of my foot its slighly swollen and bruiseed and hurt to out weight on it and hurt up around my ankle?

Had a osb board drop on the tpo of my foot its slighly swollen and bruiseed and hurt to out weight on it and hurt up around my ankle?

RIICE/Imaging..: Hello,
Control swelling and pain using the R.I.I.C.E. protocol. Icing is most useful for the first couple of days. If you are unable to bear-weight on the foot, that may warrant an Xray. Feel better! ...Read more

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Hi please can you help me, i dropped a heavy candle on my foot and now I am in a lot of pain. .. No swelling. I can't put weight on it. Thanks.

Hi please can you help me, i dropped  a heavy  candle  on my foot and now I am in a  lot of pain. .. No swelling.  I can't put weight on it. Thanks.

If you cannot: Bear weight you likely have a fracture. The long bones of the foot, the metatarsals can break without much associated swelling. Get an x ray. ...Read more

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I fell off a stool last week and landed with my foot curled under me. I went to urge t cafe the other day they said spran but now I can't put weight o?

I fell off a stool last week and landed with my foot curled under me. I went to urge t cafe the other day they said spran but now I can't put weight o?

Get seen again.: If your pain is getting worse, rather than getting better, you should be checked again. Sometimes a fracture won't show up on x-rays for 7 days. Also, some severe sprains need more aggressive treatment. See your primary care doc, and orthopedist, or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

I fell and the arch of my foot landed on a chain and now it is bruised in much pain and I cannot put any weight on that side of my foot.

Crutches: See your health provider to get assessment and some crutches to keep weight off the foot till it heals. ...Read more

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My foot drop seems to be improving -- when i walk i can make my heels touch first (much of the time), are high heels safe now?

My foot drop seems to be improving -- when i walk i can make my heels touch first (much of the time), are high heels safe now?

Foot drop : High heels are never safe. Your foot drop is improving take more time in caring for your feet, they carry you through life. Strengthen the muscles in the foot and ankle with proper excercize and shoes. If you must wear high heals take tennis shoes with good arches to and from the place you will wear the heels. You owe it to your feet. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had drop foot 4 years ago. My foot works fine now, but still have numbness below the knee. What could be causing it?

I had drop foot 4 years ago. My foot works fine now, but still have numbness below the knee. What could be causing it?

Nerve compression: You could have anything from a spinal problem to a bakers cyst behind your knee.
See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I broke my fibula near the neck went to ed told them couldn't move or feel my foot or toes now have foot drop could they done something then?

 I broke my fibula near the neck  went to ed told them couldn't move or feel my foot or toes now have foot drop could they done something then?

Very dangerous fract: I assume you were seen by orthopedic? You sound as though you have nerve damage. Go to your doctor for evaluation. You may need a brace. How long ago was the fracture? Need more information ...Read more

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I had surgery 6 weeks ago in my foot now the scar is turning a dark purple almost black color. Why? no problems healing until now

I had surgery 6 weeks ago in my foot now the scar is turning a dark purple almost black color. Why?  no problems healing until now

Angiogenesis.: The color change is not necessarily a problem with your healing. I t could be part of the normal healing process. As the wound heals, new blood vessels are grown to provide the extra proteins needed to repair and remodel the damaged tissue. These vessels, filled with increased supply of blood, will make the wound appear bluish or even dark purple as the wound healing progresses. ...Read more