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Purple Bruises On Heels Of Feet
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
I just got off a long flight, and have a purple/blue bruise on right foot. Did not take off shows during flight. Does not hurt. Should I be concerned?
Hit pinkytoe/top of foot hard. Swelling/pain/bruising & not getting better. Red/purple/blue bruising everywhere. Can't bend&feels locked. Visit a doc?
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
Hello, I fell over 3 weeks ago and badly bruised my knee. It turned purple and yellow, and then the bruise came out on my foot. My foot gets hot fl?
Injury: This sounds very much like CRPS (RSD) please go to see a pain specialist and get evaluated and treated appropriately. ...Read more
I slid down a steep cliff near the beach and the next day after walking about a mile my foot below the ankle bone on the outside was excruciating. The next day there was a pinkish purple bruise on the side of my foot and a little swelling but didn't hurt
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
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.
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
My 5 year old has been diagnosed with Hand Foot and Mouth Disease. Red bumps and swelling but today purple bruising on the feet. Is bruising normal?
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
How to treat foot and ancle swelling? Both are very swollen and bruised color like purplish-red looks like blood may be clotting
Hey, I have a purple bump under skin at the base of my pinky toe where it connects to the main part of my foot. It feels fleshy and tender to the touch?
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
Sometimes when I stand (especially when wearing heels) I notice my feet get really red right above my toes (almost purple like). Concerns?
Could B just pooling: Of venous blood. If U R not really active when U wear them this can happen. If really concerned C Ur PCP 4 eval. ...Read more
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
An X-ray: Can differentiate.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I cut the heel of my foot on a small piece of smashed glass four days ago. The next day it bruised and I couldn’t walk on it and still can’t.
Mgt.: I would recommend a visit with your doctor. Watch for signs of infection, and an x ray may be indicated. ...Read more
About 4 days ago, I accidentally hit my right foot (±1 inch above heel) & it gave me bruise. Will it go away without treatment or must I do something?
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
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
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
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 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