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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

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 have horrible pain in my left ankle going on 2 weeks now. It kills me to put full weight on my foot and the pain shoots up my leg sometimes?

I have horrible pain in my left ankle going on 2 weeks now. It kills me to put full weight on my foot and the pain shoots up my leg sometimes?

EValuation: I would definitely see an orthopedic surgeon. From the description, it is not possible to provide an accurate diagnosis without more details or an exam. ...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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I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now.I really want it remove but don't know how.It's also painless.How can I get this removed?

I had a black dot on the bottom of my foot for 2-3 years now.I really want it remove but don't know how.It's also painless.How can I get this removed?

A number of possible: It could be dead skin and underlying tissue from a pressure spot or even malignant melanoma. Have it checked and possibly biopsied by a podiatrist. Soon! ...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

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I have a round bite on the heel of my foot. It has several small black dots in the middle. Itched at first now a little sore. What could it be?

I have a round bite on the heel of my foot. It has several small black dots in the middle. Itched at first now a little sore. What could it be?

Bump: Most of the time when there is a lesion with small dark spots it is a plantar wart. Many treatment options by seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have been taking Camrese for one month.. It now feels like I have a weight on my chest & my foot and shoulder have been having muscle spasms lately?

I have been taking Camrese for one month.. It now feels like I have a weight on my chest & my foot and shoulder have been having muscle spasms lately?

Hormonal side effect: chest pain MUST be evaluated immediately- even if it seems like "heaviness". Spasms may be hormonal or metabolic and require blood testing and examination. ...Read more

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I came down hard on the heel of my foot while playing basketball. I couldn't play rest of game now It's been 2 months & still can't put full weight. ?

I came down hard on the heel of my foot while playing basketball. I couldn't play rest of game now It's been 2 months & still can't put full weight. ?

heel can be fractur: If the heel is tender by pressing the two sides between your thumb and index it probably is fractured an Xray may not show it MRI will
Stay off of it for 2 weeks as a trial by using crutches and then start gradually putting weight on it the following week to full weight bearing then get back with me See how you are doing ...Read more

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My foot got a blister on the bottom of it. Now the skin grew over it but it still hurts and there's a black bump/dot under the skin. Should I open it?

My foot got a blister on the bottom of it. Now the skin grew over it but it still hurts and there's a black bump/dot under the skin. Should I open it?

BLISTER ON SOLE: OPEN NOTHING!
SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR A DERMATOLOGIST TO DO THE OPENING IF IT REQUIRES ONE!
HOT WATER SOAKS (NOT TOO HOT!) SEVERAL TIMES A DAYS MIGHT HELP TEMPORARILY.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have a black round spot on the bottom of my foot. Now it has a one inch red swelling around it. I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet. What is it?

I have a black round spot on the bottom of my foot. Now it has a one inch red swelling around it.  I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet. What is it?

Go to Dr ASAP: Due to the neuropathy it could be blood under the skin, an ulcer forming, or a foreign body. The red swelling could be infection. Go to a podiatrist immediately to prevent complications or worsening. With neuropathy, these things need to be evaluated by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I've been worried about a mole on my foot that keeps changing colour. I noticed it in last Christmas when it was raised, yellow and lieu colours. Now it's more like black with red edging. Should I be worried?

I've been worried about a mole on my foot that keeps changing colour. I noticed it in last Christmas when it was raised, yellow and lieu colours. Now it's more like black with red edging. Should I be worried?

See a dermatologist: Any mole that is changing color should be evaluated by a doctor. You could see your doctor or a dermatologist that specializes in moles. Chances are good they will biopsy the area to look microscopically to see if it is concerning. It is difficult to say just based on your description. Could be nothing but is worth getting evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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If a weight fell on my foot, now i have a blood clot in my big toe under the nail. What do i do?

If a weight fell on my foot, now i have a blood clot in my big toe under the nail. What do i do?

Nail procedure: If the toenail is painful when you apply pressure then you need to have the pressure relieved to release the blood underneath the nail plate. It's possible to also have a toe fracture following such a traumatic event. See a podiatrist for a x-ray and possible nail procedure. ...Read more