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My foot is bruised up to my ankle after twisting and is painful when i walk. How long till i can do steo?

My foot is bruised up to my ankle after twisting and is painful when i walk. How long till i can do steo?

Don't know: How long has it been since you twisted the ankle? You should have it examined and found out how bad you injured it. See a podiatrist or an orthopaedic doctor. You need to found out if you injured some ligaments, tendons or bones. ...Read more

Bruise (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more


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Do i need an X-ray even though my ankle doesn't hurt but foot is bruised and is a little swollen? I twisted it 3 days ago.

Do i need an X-ray even though my ankle doesn't hurt but foot is bruised and is a little swollen?  I twisted it 3 days ago.

It depends: If you've been walking on it and the pain is getting better, then no but if you can't walk on it and the pain and swelling isn't going away then see a doctor for x-ray. Otherwise rest ice it elevate it and take some antiinflammatories like advil or aleve. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle three weeks ago, can walk with brace, most bruising gone, but very painful persistent pins and needles on top of foot. Cause? Solution?

Sprained ankle three weeks ago, can walk with brace, most bruising gone, but very painful persistent pins and needles on top of foot. Cause? Solution?

Have it evaluated.: An excessive amount of swelling or nerve injury could cause a numbness pins and needles sensation. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside ?

I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside
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Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle Saturday, I believe I sprained it., because couldn't walk for a day.Hasn't hurt quite as much but foot severely discolored - bruised?

I rolled my ankle Saturday, I believe I sprained it., because couldn't walk for a day.Hasn't hurt quite as much but foot severely discolored - bruised?

Discoloration means-: -something torn. Best 2 see an orthodontic surgeon 4 eval. You need to know what degree it is as care varies for each type I-III. So hands on exam & imaging, even stress imaging may B needed. Get in 4 eval. ...Read more

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I have injured my foot it is bruised, slightly swollen an hurts when I touch the bone up from my ankle. I can walk on it, what would it most likely be?

I have injured my foot it is bruised, slightly swollen an hurts when I touch the bone up from my ankle. I can walk on it, what would it most likely be?

Hard to Say. But...: It would most likely be damaged to the extent that bruising has occurred. That would indicate that some level of soft tissue injury has happened. There is no way of knowing if a fracture has occurred unless an x-ray is taken. Until more definitive levels of damage can be identified, it would be best to elevate, brace and protect the foot until you see a specialist. ...Read more

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I sprain my ankle about 2 weeks ago, I can walk now but I limp. I still have pain on the left side of my foot and bruised toe.

Severe sprain: You have likely suffered a significant sprain in the left foot. See your doctor if it does not completely resolve in a couple more weeks. You may find an air cast may help you feel better. Eat lots of fruits & vegetables to obtain proper nutrients. Rehabbing it can help prevent future injury. You can find exercises on the internet. See your doctor for more exercises. Have a speedy recovery! ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more