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Mystery Bruise On Instep Of Foot
After a kick instep swollen! Bruise on outer side of the foot and on middel toes! Hurts moving toes! After 4 days no improvement! What's wrong? Broken?
Possibly.: I hope you have rested it, iced it, put a wrap on it, and elevated your foot to help. Sounds like you should have this checked out. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I bruised my right pinky toe and outside edge of my foot. Now I have a big bruise underneath my foot on the instep. Why would that happen?
Because: The blood disperses. Soaking in hot water and epsom salt without burning yourself helps the blood dissolve and go away. ...Read more
I have swelling and bruising on my instep after a possible stress fracture on my 5th metatarsal; can these be connected? What is causing the swelling?
Yes: Stress fracture, just like any other fracture causes swelling and bruising. The difference is that stress fracture results from over uses and pressure on the bone versus other fractures that are usually caused by trauma. Treatments of most of the foot fractures including stress fracture is immobilization along with compression, rest and elevation. ...Read more
Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...Read more
If you suspect: A break you will need an x-ray, see a podiatrist. ...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
See below: Hard to say without more history and examination. May have hit it without noticing it. Possible that foot slid in or pressed against shoe in activity. Maybe a may be a small vein that broke in skin. If this fails to resolve or worsens, see Podiatrist. ...Read more
Swollen foot: Having this for 2mo is definitely not normal - please get yourself eelauted. ...Read more
Read below: If the bruise and pain have completely dissipated, than with a proper supportive shoe, you should be able to return to exercise right away. If pain is present, than I would limit myself to a bike or elliptical machine. If still concerned, see your podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more
Something popped in the bottom of my dad's foot. There's a big reddish area under his foot looks bruised?
Need eval: See a podiatrist, popping and bruising are signs of tear or fracture either way it needs medical attention. Try to wear a stiff shoe in the meantime to immobilize it. ...Read more
I have a small bruise on my foot that has been there for about 6 months, if not more. Should I be concerned?
YES: Any unexplained, persistent bruising requires ongoing medical evaluation and testing. ...Read more
My boyfriend dropped a can on his foot, it is bruised and he is finding it difficult to walk. What do you think?
I couldn't get my rainboots off, when I took it off my foot was so bruised, it's getting worse, could I have broken it?
Did you injure it?: It usually requires x-rays (plus medical hx ; physical exam) to correctly diagnose a fracture. ...Read more
I caught a foot ball wrong. I felt imidiate pain. It is swollen and bruised. I can move it a little then it hurts to move. Is it broken?
The outside of my left foot is very painful. Nothing showing on it such as bruise just very painful. What is your recommendation for this?
Consider stress Fx.: The outside of the foot can have pain for apparently no reason, especially in the early phases of a stress fracture involving the fifth metatarsal. If the pain has been going on for several weeks, an ordinary x-ray may show the healing. A bone scan may also be necessary. Rest, cast boot and elevation may be on the menu for you. ...Read more
Injuy to foot two weeks ago. Started off as a knot, then bruised all over top and swollen. Still bruised and swells w/ activity. Now hurts...didn't b4?
Go to your Doctor: I am sorry to report but there is nothing in your question upon which to base an answer. But, I do know that anatomy after an injury can in no way be diagnosed on the internet. One needs an exam, in person, and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more
Clotting: It sounds like a bruise. If it does not go away, please see a doctor. ...Read more
Bruises: Do not last that long....Not normal....Get a more detailed answer ›
X-ray: An x-ray will tell you quickly if you have a fracture. ...Read more
Have it looked at.: Bruising could be due to different reasons. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some radiology exams may help to determine the right cause. Causes of bruising may include: trauma (fracture, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions, biomechanical abnormality, blood clots, and puncture injuries. Treatment will depend on the cause. ...Read more
Go to podiatrist: A podiatrist would be able to examine your feet and determine if the motion in the ball of the foot is creating more pressure at the metatarsals. If so, there are padding/strapping that can be applied to your foot while training that can help with this. ...Read more
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