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Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?

Dark blue/purple spot similar to bruise on inside arch of foot. No pain when touched or in arch at all, slight pain in heel. Worked 70 hrs last week?

Pressure: Could just be from the shoes or boots you are wearing and then the amount of time on your feet. Now rest those feet and if does not resolve timely. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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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?

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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Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

Why are my hands and feet always very cold and nearly purple and my toes on each foot beside the big toe feel very sore like bruised?

You might have: Something called raynauds. It is not serious but if you live where it is cold, then this condition caused especially fingertips, fingers and toes to turn bluish purple and sometimes even white. People who have it really bad will find it happens even when putting their hand in the freezer at home or in the grocery store. Verapamil sometimes helps but other meds might help more. ...Read more

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Hurt my foot last week pinky side the bone beneath the toe has gone bruised very purple and swollen since Sunday can’t put pressure on it?

Hurt my foot last week pinky side the bone beneath the toe has gone bruised very purple and swollen since Sunday can’t put pressure on it?

Need to examine: You may have fractured a bone and may need x-ray examination. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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I bruised my foot 4 days ago and now it's started to go purple, it's ice cold to touch and I thought that it might be Deep vein thrombosis.

I bruised my foot 4 days ago and now it's started to go purple, it's ice cold to touch and I thought that it might be Deep vein thrombosis.

Foot: Unusual to get a blood clot in foot. I am more concerned about you "ice cold foot". That would be more symptomatic of an arterial problem. Do you have pain? ...Read more

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11/4 I was diagnosed with a broken vessel/vein on top of foot after pain, knot, and bruising. Now, the bruising is fading but knot is purple. Was told X-ray was normal, showed soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

11/4 I was diagnosed with a broken vessel/vein on top of foot after pain, knot, and bruising. Now, the bruising is fading but knot is purple. Was told X-ray was normal, showed soft tissue prominence lateral to 5th metatarsal. Could this be a sarcoma?

X-Rays Vs MRI: Plane X-ray of the foot is good for detection of a broken bone but it will not show the soft tissue problems like sarcoma. For the latter you will need a MRI test which is the best test to check for a soft tissue sarcoma. But you need to first go see your doctor and show him the knot that you are concerned about. ...Read more

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Suddenly I felt burning and tender in my foot then its gone like the cramps go now my dorsam of the foot has a minimally swallen purple vessel?

Suddenly I felt burning and tender in my foot then its gone like the cramps go now my dorsam of the foot has a minimally swallen purple vessel?

Purple Vessel Foot: You have an enlarged vein (unless palpation causes a pulsing sensation) on the top of your foot. Are the cramps in your calf or thigh also (could indicate some obstruction)? Do you have full range of motion of your ankle and toes (would indicate some orthopedic condition)? Has there been any constriction above your foot from a tight shoe or sock? Does elevation of your foot reduce the swelling? ...Read more

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How to treat foot and ancle swelling? Both are very swollen and bruised color like purplish-red looks like blood may be clotting

How to treat foot and ancle swelling? Both are very swollen and bruised color like purplish-red looks like blood may be clotting

R/O DVT: DVT=Blood Clot would cause unilateral foot pain and swelling.. A Doppler US of the lower extremity will define the anatomy. Other conditions to evaluate are LYMPHEDEMA/RSD (REFLEX SYMPATHETIC DYSTROPHY). Also a full clotting W/U. You need a prompt exam and through W/U. ...Read more

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Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Damage control.: Don't kid yourself, almost everything you do causes some sort of trauma to your body. Thankfully the vast majority of the trauma is microscopic in size. Your body is able to deal with the damage without incidence and in all likely-hood you would not even notice the reparative processes taking place. Your bruise is an indication that the trauma was there but not severe enough to notice. ...Read more

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My foot is a kind of purple on my heel but it only hurts when touched any ideas what is wrong?

My foot is a kind of purple on my heel but it only hurts when touched any ideas what is wrong?

Consider these: Maybe a bruise with underlying bone spur. Arteriosclerosis of vessels leading to legs can shower portions of a plaque to any part of the foot, and this is often seen in several areas as purple spots which do not blanch when pressed. Best have it examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can't walk for more then a few minutes at a time. Heel starts to feel bruised. Been like this for 7 months. Seems to switch from foot to foot? Thanks!

Can't walk for more then a few minutes at a time. Heel starts to feel bruised. Been like this for 7 months. Seems to switch from foot to foot? Thanks!

Heel spur syndrome.: Sounds like heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis. Both are usually due to abnormal foot function. Wear more supportive shoes and take antii-nlammatory medication (if you can) for a solid week. I reccomend either 2 aleve (naproxen) twice a day after eating, or Ibuprofen 800mg twice a day. If the pain doesn't subside or improve, see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have a small bump near the heel of my left foot and it looks and feels bruised?

I have a small bump near the heel of my left foot and it looks and feels bruised?

Get evaluated: A small bump near the heel that protrudes more when you step done may be a blow out of your fat pad (piezo body).

You shield get examined to see what it is. There are many other causes some benign some worrisome. An mriof the foot may be in order or a biopsy depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you pull the muscle in the heel of foot I moved mine wrong now hurts very bad like bruise almost but not I know?

Can you pull the muscle in the heel of foot I moved mine wrong now hurts very bad like bruise almost but not I know?

Doubt it: It is probably not a muscle. There are other structures in your heel that you can injure, though. If its the back of your heel it can be an achilles tendon injury. If its the bottom of your heel, you may have injured your plantar fascia. Try ice, rest, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. If you are limping or its not getting better, see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I have pain in the heel of my foot. It feels like its bruised and I am walking on stones. What should I do?

I have pain in the heel of my foot. It feels like its bruised and I am walking on stones. What should I do?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See a podiatrist to rule out tendinitis or nerve entrapment (less likely). ...Read more

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Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this weird bruise on the heel of my foot?

Can you please tell me some good ways to get rid of this weird bruise on the heel of my foot?

Need to make sure: It is indeed a bruise and not some form of skin cancer.....As I am not sure what is making the bruise weird? . ...Read more

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I was bathing my 3 month 4 week old son and noticed purple marks, "looks like bruises", on the bottom of both his feet is that normal?

I was bathing my 3 month 4 week old son and noticed purple marks, "looks like bruises", on the bottom of both his feet is that normal?

No.: It is not unusual to see a diffuse bluish color to the feet if the baby gets a little chilled or if you are holding him upright and gripping him snugly by the thighs, but the discoloration clears with warmth or position change. Bluish purple marks on the lower back and butt called Mongoloan spots are present from birth. Does it wash off? Dye from socks can stain. If not, consider injury. Who? ...Read more

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Not sure what I did to my foot but I have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should I do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Not sure what I did to my foot but I have bpttem of heel, and side of foot pain. Swollen and bruised. What should I do? Hurts worse with weight on it

Heel pain: If no history of injury, it might be inflammation of the fascia in the bottom of the foot. If there was injury associated with it need to rule out sprain or fracture of little bones in the foot ...Read more

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My friend stood on my big toe directly on the nail with platform heels & for the past month it has been bruised a dark purple/black. Will it fall off?

My friend stood on my big toe directly on the nail with platform heels & for the past month it has been bruised a dark purple/black. Will it fall off?

Probably: IF damaged enough the pressure from the underlying blood will push the nail up and eventually new nail will push this off. If you can trim the nail back and clean out the blood from underneath it. ...Read more

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I have terrible looking purple scars on my ankles and feet (from soccer) -they look like bruises but they don't hurt they just look bad. I am interes?

I have terrible looking purple scars on my ankles and feet (from soccer) -they look like bruises but they don't hurt they just look bad. I am interes?

Scarring: And skin discoloration can be lightened with many different types of natural products. There are also some prescription creams that can help. If you are concerned have a doctor look at it and give you a good treatment plan! ...Read more

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Mysterious bruising on feet my husband has bruising on his feet-the bottom heel and alongside the big toe and on some of his toes but did nothing to bruise them. What can cause this?

Chances: Chances are this has nothing to do with the feet, but more a problem with blood clotting. It may be showing up in the feet because feet take more of a daily pounding than the rest of us.

I would recommend he go to his primary care physician, who will undoubtedly order some blood tests and see if he has some kind of coagulation issue. ...Read more

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