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I have a sore on my foot that won't heal?

I have a sore on my foot that won't heal?

Foot sore: Please do not ignore. See a physician asap. Get checked for diabetes, poor circulation in feet or nerve damage. If ignored may lead to loss of limb. ...Read more

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Sore on my feet don't heal. Could I have diabetes?

Sore on my feet don't heal. Could I have diabetes?

Maybe: You could, but there are a lot of possibilities that affect wound healing. Thankfully, screening for diabetes is very easy - a simple blood test can tell you if you have it. If not, your doctor can help look for other causes. ...Read more

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Hello, I have small skin sore on my feet that can't heal now for about 2 month. I think this is mostly because of pus that appears under skin?

Hello, I have small skin sore on my feet that can't heal now for about 2 month. I think this is mostly because of pus that appears under skin?

Time to act.: There are quite a few reasons for chronic non-healing sores on the foot. None are good. It's time to be evaluated to remove all doubt. ...Read more

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I have a open sore on the flat of my foot what can it be?

It can be: Just that an open sore, an ulcer, it could also be a form of skin cancer. It needs to be looked at to differentiate a bengin from malignant lesion. Please see the podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My left foot, seems to beat, is inflammate, near to the big finger, I think it hurts, how to heal the soreness?

My left foot, seems to beat, is inflammate, near to the big finger, I think it hurts, how to heal the soreness?

See doc: To get diagnosis...Could have gout, hallux limitus, dorsal spurring, bursitis, capsulitis, tendonitis, neuritis, infection... ...Read more

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Torn ligament in foot, still sore 3 months later. What is taking so long to heal?

Torn ligament in foot, still sore 3 months later. What is taking so long to heal?

It would be better: If you specified which ligament. One of the reasons for a delay in improvement is the fact we walk on feet and use them when walking. This may cause delayed healing. There is a possibility of an occult or hidden injury as well. ...Read more

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Protein c defiency venal ulsur. How do take care of this please. It's been two years of open foot sore.

Protein c defiency venal ulsur. How do take care of this please. It's been two years of open foot sore.

Check veins: Protein c deficiency makes one more vulnerable to getting blood clots, and it sounds like you have a venous ulcer, which may have resulted from previous deep venous thrombophlebitis. Check with a phlebologist in your area by going to www. Phlebology. Org. Ultrasound of the leg veins will be helpful in evaluating incompetence of superficial leg veins, and fixing this will help you. ...Read more

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I have a pain in the arch of my left foot just in front of my heal. It is sore in the morning and after long days on it. How do I prevent/treat?

I have a pain in the arch of my left foot just in front of my heal. It is sore in the morning and after long days on it. How do I prevent/treat?

Plantar fasciitis: Heel and arch pain are common especially if you stand for long periods of time or walk in flat shoes. The best shoes would be good running shoes. Bare feet, flip flops, and other flat shoes should be avoided. The pain usually doesn't appear until the next morning and can be relieved by stretching. Stretching exercises for the calf muscles and anti inflammatory meds should help. ...Read more

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What is the best home treatment for very sore achy heals which have a very thick tough skin? Also what's the best lotion for dry sandpaper-like feet?

What is the best home treatment for very sore achy heals which have a very thick tough skin? Also what's the best lotion for dry sandpaper-like feet?

Keratolytic creams: For non diabetics. Soak feet in aveno oatmeal bath for 20 to 30 minutes and apply a keratolytic cream such as 20% urea (carmol 20) or 6% salicylic acid. Stronger creams are available from your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a sore on my foot that won't heal, its like little blisters then it dries and peels, its kinda scaly and hurts sometimes?

I have a sore on my foot that won't heal, its like little blisters then it dries and peels, its kinda scaly and hurts sometimes?

contact dermatitis?: How big an area? It is possible that contact with something in shoe is causing a contact dermatitis. Could wear organic cotton socks to prevent contact and cover lining of shoe with cork. Possibly vit d oil topically would be healing. It could be midly infected if sore. Bactroban (mupirocin) is a helpful anti-bacterial can soak in vinegar is not irritating as an anti-fungal. If doesn't heal go to md. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.

What can I do to treat it? It's painful. I scratched the top of my foot during my sleep and woke up with a open sore. It now has a scab with redness around it.

Wound treatment: Simple wound care includes cleansing the wounded area with soap and water daily. Apply antibiotic ointment and a sterile dressing to the area daily after cleansing. If the redness worsens, you should see your podiatrist for treatment of possible infection. ...Read more

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I sore around my feet ankles from Brisk walking not done it in while. Should I wait until it heals beside I brisk walk again? Advil or Tylenol for it

I sore around my feet ankles from Brisk walking not done it in while. Should I wait until it heals beside I brisk walk again? Advil or Tylenol for it

Is it an open sore?: Is it an open sore? Or are you sore from the walkin? . I suspect the latter. After an injury usually the recommendation is to ice and rest. Depending on your total health the above meds can be used. If thisis a persistent problem you need an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you heal a sore heel?

How can you heal a sore heel?

See a doctor.: A sore heel should be evaluated by a physician. It could be many things. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This is an inflammation of the ligament on the bottom of the heel which often causes pain upon rising in the am. A podiatrist will most likely give you a quick accurate diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My feet are aching and swollen from hiking. How to heal them?

Could use your help docs! My feet are aching and swollen from hiking. How to heal them?

Elevate them: And ice them, alternatively you can soak in warm water and epsom salt and elevate them..... ...Read more

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I have had sore on my ball shack at the top where the penis starts and it starTed to heal in the week and then it stopped. Not gotten worst or better?

I have had sore on my ball shack at the top where the penis starts and it starTed to heal in the week and then it stopped. Not gotten worst or better?

Penis sore: I have had sore on my ball shack at the top where the penis starts and it starTed to heal in the week and then it stopped. Not gotten worst or better? ANS: show to your Dr. Now. Syphilis can be cured if caught early. ...Read more

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How shall I heal this sore on my ankle?

How shall I heal this sore on my ankle?

SORE ANKLE OR SORE?: Is it a sore ankle or a sore on the ankle? Regarding the latter, if it's something that does not heal, or is changing in appearance. Start with your primary physician. If it's a sore ankle, see a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist.
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How could I heal this sore on my ankle?

How could I heal this sore on my ankle?

What sore?: If a sore has been present for some time you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I heal and prevent aching in my foot and knees?

How can I heal and prevent aching in my foot and knees?

Foot and ankles: First thing to do is find the cause. Was there an injury? How much pain and swelling. You may benefit from orthotics but check out the cause! ...Read more

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I have a sore on my left ankle on the inside that will not heal and it itches a lot off and on, I have tried creams but it's not helping.

I have a sore on my left ankle on the inside that will not heal and it itches a lot off and on, I have tried creams but it's not helping.

See a physician: A foot and ankle specialist will be able to take a look at the lesion and run any necessary imaging or labs to determine the source of this problem. There are many causes for wounds that will not heal and a complete examination and history are important. ...Read more

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I tore a tendon/ muscle on my left foot. Had gone for treatments. Foot still feels tender when I stand or walk. How long before foot heals.

I tore a tendon/ muscle on my left foot. Had gone for treatments. Foot still feels tender when I stand or walk. How long before foot heals.

Depends: How long it takes a tendon/muscle injury (sprain, strain, etc.,) to heal depends on how serious the injury is. Since you have needed therapy, then the injury is not a minor one. It is also more noticeable because the injury occurred on your foot, which you have to use to walk. (An injured little finger, is easier to deal with, since you don't have to use it as often). Your Doc can tell you best. ...Read more

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I have pressure on ankle (like wearing a tight brace or cutting circulations type of pressure) soreness at bottom of heal and aching in top part of fo?

I have pressure on ankle (like wearing a tight brace or cutting circulations type of pressure) soreness at bottom of heal and aching in top part of fo?

Neuro-vascular.: A little more information as to the onset. Began suddenly as opposed to slowly developing. The area of the tarsal tunnel may be compromised. To remove all doubt, have your symptoms reviewed and ankle examined by a specialist. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor for my jaw or will it be fine if I just treat at home? I recently got hit in the jaw twice while playing soccer. Once with a ball there days ago and again with someone's shoulder yesterday. Now it is really sore whenever I open

Should I go to the doctor for my jaw or will it be fine if I just treat at home? I recently got hit in the jaw twice while playing soccer. Once with a ball there days ago and again with someone's shoulder yesterday. Now it is really sore whenever I open

If: If your jaw noticably deviates to one side when you try to open you mouth or if you are unable to chew due to weakness (not just pain), I would consult a doctor. Furthermore, if the pain doesn't subside over the next week, you may want to be checked. Of course, it never hurts to call your doctor to ask them if you should come in. If you seek medical consultation, you may also want to consider checking with your dentist or oral surgeon since jaw pain can be due to TMJ disorders, fractured teeth, or other dental conditions. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I woke up and my outside of foot very sore I've had no injury but can't bare weight?

I woke up and my outside of foot very sore I've had no injury but can't bare weight?

Potential Problem.: Not having the ability to bear weight is not a good sign, especially involving the outside of the foot. Injury or not, the bone may be responsible. Swelling along with the pain is a more immediate concern. Either way, if it continues you should have it examined. Stress fractures have a sneaky way of appearing. ...Read more