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Sudden Bruising On Foot
Injury: It is easy to have a bruise form from simple injury or hitting yourself on an object. ...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
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
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 question is what causes bruising on your feet? I didn't even hurt them they have brusing on the sides on both feet?
Bruising: You might have a bleeding disorder. We see excessive and easy bruising in patients with clotting disorders, people on nsaids and aspirin, and in people on medications to 'thin' their blood. In a person your age, without any of those medications, you might want to get a blood work-up to identify any bleeding/clotting disorders you might have. ...Read more
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
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
Clotting: It sounds like a bruise. If it does not go away, please see a doctor. ...Read more
For a bruise: Start with ice, 20 min on/off alternating. After a day or two, then can switch to heat if needed. If this continues to hurt or does not improve, see a physician as there are many structures that can be injured by trauma to the bottom of the foot. Hope that helps! ...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
Weight bearing: Because you bear weight on your foot. ...Read more
Hey I woke up and notice a some sort of spot on my left foot. It looks like a bruise but I'm not entirely sure.?
Hi, Thank you for your question.
A lot easier to answer this question if a picture is available. It is possible to be a ring worm. You can obtain anti-fungal cream for this.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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My son fell and is now complaining of pain in his foot. There is no bruising or swelling anywhere. It happened 12 hours ago. How can I help?
X ray: To be sure, take him to your pediatrician or peds ortho for an xray. There does not have to be an obvious deformity for a fracture to occur. ...Read more
I have been walking for about 6 weeks and have built. Up to between 4-6 miles. I having bruising when I'm on my feet but goes away when off my feet?
Vascular evaluation: I suggest getting a vascular evaluation (veins and arteries) of the lower extremity. ...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?
Foot injury: A bruise or contusion can occur anywhere trauma (injury) happens. The arch area can be bruised after activities that put stress on the area such as climbing a ladder or stepping on a ledge, especially when barefoot or in soft shoegear. Treatment for a minor contusion would include warm compresses, an ace wrap, and possibly Ibuprofen to decrease pain and inflammation. ...Read more
I would recommend: You see your doctor to follow up. They may need to do bloodwork to ensure everything is okay. ...Read more
Not uncommon: Bruising is a sign of blood that has come out of a tear or cut blood vessel. Many foot procedures inherently do so. If the bleeding occurs in one of the deep spaces in your foot it make take a while for the blood to percolate thru the tissue and present as a bruise. Over reasons may be disruption of the scar tissue or bleeding disorder. Se your surgeon if concernedorthopedi foot. ...Read more
Protect it: Protect the injured area with metatarsal pads or a padded orthotic to wear in your shoe. May also want to add in an over the counter anti inflammatory medication if not allergic. ...Read more
Yes: Bruising and swelling is not normal. Should see podiatrist and get examination and x-rays so proper care can be obtained. Was there an injury? Sometimes stress fractures can produce these symptom without any distinct injury. ...Read more
Now is the Time.: It normally takes weeks for the bruising to go away. And you are still having pain and swelling? Time to have it examined for the true extent of the injury. You need x-rays and the eye of a specialist at the minimum. ...Read more
Go have an x-ray: If concerned about a fracture then get an exam and x-ray. ...Read more
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