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Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Little bumps forming on top of foot along toe tendons also big toe tendon inflammed?

Cysts: The bumps along the tendons may be ganglion cysts which form from tendon sheaths that become inflamed. Anti inflammatory meds and rest can help ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

2.5 cm cut, top of foot below big toe, 6 stiches. Hallucis longus tendon was partially cut, wearing a cam boot. Is it ok to be on feet 5 hours?

Don't even ask.: This is an example of one of those hypotheticals that that surgeons are expected to have an answer for without knowing all the details. After practicing for almost forty years, my answer has never wavered. "If you have to ask, the answer is NO." ...Read more

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Injured tendons/muscles on top of foot. ER doctor placed brace, gave meds and made appt with podiatrist. Foot is hot/very painful with brace. Normal?

Are you sure??: When a 55 year old male is experiencing a very hot and painful foot, one should consider gout involvement, especially if the injury is questionable. All soft tissue injuries can become warm, swollen and painful, but usually respond to immobilization. The inflammation from gout will get worse with the compression offered by the brace. Just a thought. ...Read more

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Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Is there a tendon or ligament that runs from front of ankle to top of foot on little toe side? Doc gave me a brace, but no diagnosis. Don't understand

Brace Yourself.: Actually, there are several tendons that course in that direction. The only realistic solution is to call the doctor and ask him the question. You might ask just how the brace is going to help you. ...Read more

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Tripped, fell, top of foot swollen for 5 days. Painful, switches between mild and severe. What do I do? No other part of foot swollen.

Tripped, fell, top of foot swollen for 5 days. Painful, switches between mild and severe. What do I do? No other part of foot swollen.

Get checked: You could have a fracture and there is no way to be sure without an x-ray. Don't walk on it, if it hurts. If we could tell whether or not you had a fracture by reading your description or just by looking at the outside of your foot, then x-rays would not have been invented! Get checked so you know how badly you are injured and how long it will take to heal, too! Hope it's nothing major! ...Read more

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The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

The top of foot creaks and is painful/swollen, what is wrong with my foot?

You would need: To be evaluated in person by a foot doc. The question is to general and a clinical exam including palpation of the foot range of motion testing and possibly xrays to arrive at a correct diagnosis is warranted. ...Read more

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Swollen/pain top of foot, no break shown. Wearing small removable bootcast. Having MG enough onweakness BUT normal for extra pain/weak due to unlevel?

Swollen/pain top of foot, no break shown. Wearing small removable bootcast. Having MG enough onweakness BUT normal for extra pain/weak due to unlevel?

Painful swollen foo: Have your doctor to touch a tuning fork to the area
to illicit pain. If the vibration irritates the bone you have a fracture for certain. For the unevenness just ware 2 post-op shoes.
RICE Rest- ice-compression-elevation ...Read more

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Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Swollen lump on top of foot with pain, broken?

Not necessarily: But certainly possible. Tendonitits, midfoot exostosis, gout are all certainly part of differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Burning sensation on top of foot. Not hot or swollen.?

Burning sensation on top of foot. Not hot or swollen.?

Nerve: Could be irritation to the superficial nerves close to the skin surface. ...Read more

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Hurt top of foot and now its swollen along with my knee why?

Hurt top of foot and now its swollen along with my knee why?

Swelling-damage: Usually swelling means some type of damage, either injury or systemic issue. Since you state you hurt foot, I would recommend trying rest with elevation, cold pack, compression with ace wrap, elevation. If this does not take care of swelling and pain, see your pcp, podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Toes/top of foot swollen. I can't seperate my toes. Icing causes more pain/swelling. Feels like it weighs 10 lbs. Swells all the time. Hurts every day for the past 3yrs. Why is this happening to me?

Need to find cause: Of the swelling. I would imagine if you had the condition for three years, you must of sought prior help. Why don't you share what was told to you so far? Without seeing your foot, you don't provide enough information to make an educated diagnosis...... ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Top of foot swollen, slight redness, painful to walk. 3 says now. No trauma, just appeared.

Infection?: This sounds like an infection -- maybe cellulitis (infection in the skin) or perhaps deeper, i.e. inside the foot. Or possibly a form of arthritis. Any of these can be serious if not quickly diagnosed and treated, so see a doctor ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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They said X-ray says no breaks but ankle, top of foot all swollen and purple...Is it possible it was misdiagnosed? Can't bear much weight.

They said X-ray says no breaks but ankle, top of foot all swollen and purple...Is it possible it was misdiagnosed? Can't bear much weight.

Ankle Sprain: X-rays only show bone. When you injure your ankle you can injure the ligaments. Ankle sprains can cause severe pain, swelling and purpura. This is all due to the fact that rupturing of ligaments and small vessels occur. Since no fractures were seen your best bet is to treat as a sprain. This is usually treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation ...Read more

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Cut top of foot on doior. Caught vein but didn't bleed much. Swollen and purple. Iced and swelling reduced. Should I be worried it didn'T blleed?

Cut top of foot on doior. Caught vein but didn't bleed much. Swollen and purple. Iced and swelling reduced. Should I be worried it didn'T blleed?

Doesn't sound like: You should be worried. Depending on the depth of that cut tetanus hx likely should be up to date....... ...Read more

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Dx cellulitis top of foot, 7 days smz&rx cream completed. Dk purp/grn, puss, very painful&swollen, more sores up leg, worse since tx. Could it be gangrene?

See doctor: What you described warrants evaluation by a doctor. If you do not have a personal physician, please go to the nearest emergency room as you need attention immediately. ...Read more

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I have experience pain and swollen on my right top foot, I have very large vein on the top of foot going up my leg, the pain and swollen from the vein?

Phlebitis: If you have direct pain along the vein it may be inflamed which is called phlebitis. The top of the foot is an area that can be easily inflamed from tightly laced shoes. Mild phlebitis can be treated with elevation and compression hose. If there is pain outside of the vein you will want to get an x - ray as there are many fragile bones in your foot. ...Read more

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Swollen feet top of foot very sore foot swollen when I sit down or stand up?

Further evaluation: It could be anything from tendonitis, stress fracture, infection. Further evaluation and treatment is important to work it up further to help give you the proper treatment options. ...Read more

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Calf ankles and feet swollen for 3 days and painful, new blue veins on top of foot this am, should I be worried? I am 33 years old and female...

Calf ankles and feet swollen for 3 days and painful, new blue veins on top of foot this am, should I be worried? I am 33 years old and female...

Be seen: I would definitely be seen. Potential concerns that could cause this would include fluid retention due to a kidney, cardiac, pulmonary, or blood pressure problem. I would sure be seen. ...Read more

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Power drill fell ~12 inches onto top of foot. It was swollen/red at first but it's gone down & im able to walk on it perfectly. Could it be fractured?

Power drill fell ~12 inches onto top of foot. It was swollen/red at first but it's gone down & im able to walk on it perfectly. Could it be fractured?

Unlikely: Unlikely due to your symptoms but you may have a stress fracture or a bone contusion. If pain and swelling have gone down and able to ambulate without issues, then it is unlikely you need to worry about it. If you are concerned, just set up an appointment for a standing x-ray of the foot. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

Twisted top of foot in sandal stepping off curb. No ankle pain but left side top of foot swollen & hurts to walk. Probably a sprain? What to do?

R-I-C-E: Rest it, ice it, immobilize it gently by using an ACE wrap (compression), and keep it elevated. You can try an Over the counter NSAID like Ibuprofen as well. Hope this helps. See doc if not improving daily. ...Read more

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Severe sprain a year ago its still swollen around my ankle and top of foot. It makes a poping noise when I walk and gives out. Should I wear a brace?

Severe sprain a year ago its still swollen around my ankle and top of foot. It makes a poping noise when I walk and gives out. Should I wear a brace?

Yes: A brace is a good idea. But I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. It sounds like the ligaments may have healed a little loose, which is very common, and this is leading to instability. ...Read more

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Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Top of foot swollen? Could this be a stress fracture?

Yes, maybe: There are several things that can cause swelling on top of foot and stress fracture is one. If you suspect this, see your podiatrist or orthopedist. You will need to get an x-ray and sometimes other testing is necessary as stress fractures can be difficult to visualize on plain x-ray in the beginning of injury. ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst.
Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation
you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Swollen foot. Not red/bruised. Top of foot hurts when I walk or bend my toes. Do I need to see a doc?

Hurt Foot: You may have tendinitis which can be quite painful and related to various activities or the shoes you are wearing. Take an anti inflammatory like Advil (ibuprofen) and give it a couple of days. If there is no improvement, see a doc! ...Read more