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Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Bunionectomy with 2 surgical screws placed. I'm 5wk post op. Still very swollen/sore & stiffness in big toe joint area. Is this normal at this point?

Healing: The healing process for most surgical wounds is 6-8 weeks. The inside part is usually around the same, but obviously variable. I would suggest calling your surgeon to find out for your case. May want to bring you in for a follow up exam as well. Time heals all wounds... Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more


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Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

Sore and swollen knee, leg, foot, hip and rib. Numbness and tightening muscles, stiffness all on right side and severe pain at times. ?

You need an eval: Some of the reasons for your symptoms are things that need immediate care depending how long you have been suffering with those symptoms. Please see a medical doctor right away. If your right sided symptoms are signs of a stroke, than you need to be in a hospital now. Depends on how long you have been dealing with this, so if just today, go to the hospital immediately. ...Read more

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His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

His little toe is very swollen, red and painful. He works outdoors in the cold but can't remember banging it at any time to cause injury. ?

Inflammation....: You have described the cardinal signs of classic inflammation. Not necessarily an infection, but certainly inflamed. All flannel aside, the toe needs to be examined. Sooner is always better than later, just in case a easy treatment can end the problem quickly. ...Read more

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I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

I hit ankle two weeks ago still swollen and painful now my little toe on same side is starting to feel numb what is wrong with ankle and toe?

Hit ankle: The lateral sural cutaneous nerve passes the ankle and apparently you may have damaged that nerve. It can supply sensation to your little toe. The more your ankle swells, the more pressure on that nerve, the number your little toe. Diagnostic ultrasound (dus) or MRI testing might help to visualize damaged nerve tissue. ...Read more

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How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

How to identify a broken toe?Bounced his little toe about 4hours ago, its swollen numb and painful, there's a slit between the crease joining footbottom

Bruising ; swelling: Usually with a break, there is bleeding from the bone which leads to swelling and bruising to the toe and surrounding area. This is not always the case, but when i see this, i always take an x-ray to see. There is some degree of pain when the toe is moved at the site of the injury. ...Read more

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At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

At end of day small two toes on left foot are swollen, red, and painful. Athletic teacher 6'3'' 185 lbs. Hemochromatosis; not diabetic?

Change Shoes.: Hemochromatosis does have a link with arthritis and I can see why you may have concern as to it's link with you immediate problem, but in your case, I don't think so. Your classic symptoms of an intact inflammatory response, is engaged "at the end of the day". So something is causing the problem at the beginning of the day and fulminating as the day progresses. One thing fits the bill, Shoes. ...Read more

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Hit ankle now is swollen painful when walking and little toe and foot is cold what is wrong with it what treatment do I need?

Ankle: First you need to see a foot and ankle dr to get an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture and you should elevate it. Foot could be cold fot many reasos to many to mention here. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

I hit my ankle now it is swollen & painful also hurts when i walk on it and my little toe is cold skin on foot is normal what could be wrong with it?

RSDS: Reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome can be caused by a mild traumatic event. If undiagnosed it can lead to severe pain and disability. The cold skin after an injury is what is triggering this possible diagnosis. Have your foot , ankle examined. ...Read more

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I was going outside and the screen door caught my foot leaving a scratch. Now it is very swollen and painful. I noticed a small pus bump also?

I was going outside and the screen door caught my foot leaving a scratch. Now it is very swollen and painful. I noticed a small pus bump also?

See doc, in meantime: Disinfect with betadine. Keep dry. Place triple antibiotic ointment and keep covered with sterile gauze. Change dressing once to twice a day. But definitely get it checked out by ur primary doc, and if u don't have one, then amen urgent care clinic is fine. ...Read more

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Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?

Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?

Inflammation: will certainly occur with an injury. Ice early, elevation then warmth later. The problem is that this presupposes that the injury Stopped occurring. If there is continuing injury, it's going to stay inflamed. Infection OR a retained shard of glass will keep the area inflamed until it is treated. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

I spilled boiling hot water on my right for now I have a blister that has fluid in it its a little red around the blister my foot swollen very painful?

Burn/Biling Water: It depends on degree and area of burn.Ist degree burns only need ice locally immidiately after burn is caused, if there are blisters you need to see your doctor, will need silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream locally and to prevent infection.And you can take over the counter pain med get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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My foot started hurting this afternoon it has a small bruise a little swollen and very painful i cant think of anything that i hit it on to cause it ?

Foot hurting: Please have someone you know take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team should have no trouble caring for your pain. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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After 1 month of removing my cast, my foot is still swollen, stiff and painful. I'm in physio. Should i worry? (navicular bone)

After 1 month of removing my cast, my foot is still swollen, stiff and painful. I'm in physio.  Should i worry? (navicular bone)

No, worrying: Won't solve anything. Call your doctor and discuss. Since i don't know why the cast was put on in the first place, hard to help you further. Did you break the navicular one? If so how bad? Any tendon injury etc etc? ...Read more

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I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how dont remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

I helped a friend move and hurt my knee Not sure how dont remember doing it That was August 25 Extremely swollen stiff painful some days foot swelling?

Be seen : If you have been having severe problems since August, I would be seen and probably get an MRI. It is likely you have an internal derangement if the knee like a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst.woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Injured knee 1wk ago possible meniscus tear&bakers cyst.woke up with one swollen stiff painful knuckle on hand, petechia on foot, & burning chest. ER?

Arthritis ?: It may be part of a larger arthritis syndrome. You need to see your physician. Your evaluation will include lab, imaging along with a history and physical. Inflammation is occuring and it may be causing the arthritis and the the blood vessels - getting the petechiae. ...Read more

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What reasons are there for long term swollen, painful, discoloured toes?

DECREASED blood flow: You may have decreased flow! and needs to be checked soon. You may have a blockage in a large vessel in your leg (called p.A.D. Or peripheral vascular disease). Another cause in smokers is buergers syndrome (thromboangiitis obliterans) is a disease in which blood vessels of the both feet become blocked. Symptoms: pain cold, pale, red, or bluish toes. An 'doppler ultrasound' may help in diagnosis. ...Read more

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