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Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Sharp shooting pain from knee to mid thigh. Difficulty walking. Dx: o/a (r) knee from fall. Now swollen ankle, top of foot, pain in toes. Related?

Possible OA feet ank: Possible oa in feet and ankles. Also could be pain for compensation due to oa in the knee which could alter your walking. See your doctor for evaluation. ...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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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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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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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?

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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