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Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Ant bit top of middle toe....now the toe and the top of my foot has swollen where sore to walk or bend used benedryl (cream n oral) and not helped.

Gi-ant Pain.: Ant bites can be a pain. You are doing all the right things. Try elevating the foot and applying an ice pack to the area. Taking an anti inflammatory like Motrin may also help. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Hi. I dropped a shelf on my top part of my foot. It’s now swollen and sore and not so easy to walk on. Do I need an X-ray?

Hi. I dropped a shelf on my top part of my foot. It’s now swollen and sore and not so easy to walk on. Do I need an X-ray?

Foot accident: Yes, please seek medical help. You will likely be given an x-ray. You don't want any possible breaks or fractures to heal out of alignment. That would cause more problems later. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Ice skating yesterday, and now the side of my foot is swollen and very sore. What happened inside the skate?

Overuse: Make sure to rule out a stress fracture of the for. If it's not a stress fracture, then it's most likely an overuse injury such tendonitis.
I recommend that you see a podiatrist and get an x-ray taken. ...Read more

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Desk fell onto bridge of my foot. Foot is swollen & tender across the area but I can walk & move my toes.Do I need to have it checked out to see if I broke any bones?

Desk fell onto bridge of my foot. Foot is swollen & tender across the area but I can walk & move my toes.Do I need to have it checked out to see if I broke any bones?

It would certainly: seem appropriate to get it checked out if it is still swollen and tender. It may not change the management that much but it could help prevent more serious issues in the future. ...Read more

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I tripped on the top of my foot. My foot is swollen, it kind of hurts to wiggle my toes and putting constant pressure hurts too.

I tripped on the top of my foot. My foot is swollen, it kind of hurts to wiggle my toes and putting constant pressure hurts too.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be x-ray examination. If the injury was not severe enough to cause a fracture, you may watch and wait. If it does not improve in a day or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor or go to the emergency room of a hospital.
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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised. It hurt earlier but there is no pain now. I don't know what happened. Any suggestions on what is wrong?

Injury unknown: This can be from unknown injuries. Morning another consideration is you are develop an arthritis. You need to see your physician is see if you have to see a rheumatologist to help clarify what is happening. You can ice it today. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My foot is swollen and it hurts to touch it on the top of my foot. It doesn't hurt to walk on it but could it still be fractured?

Could use your help docs! My foot is swollen and it hurts to touch it on the top of my foot. It doesn't hurt to walk on it but could it still be fractured?

Anything possible: Various possiblities including, injury/stress fracture, gout, infection or other form of arthritic condition. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

The top of my foot is swollen and bruised with a lump could it be broken?

Possible: Clearly, an x-ray would help detemine whether you have a fracture. However, a hairline (stress) fracture may not be evident on x-ray until 10 – 14 days post injured. The lump may be swelling or a hematoma as a result of the injury. ...Read more

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The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

The top of my foot is swollen, painful and inflamed. Difficult to walk barefoot. Swollen every evening. 3 weeks. Along middle toe bone.

Stop stressing it.: Swollen painful and inflamed are certainly signs that something is amiss. Swollen in the evening and along the third toe sounds like a possible stress fracture of the 3rd metatarsal. The possibility of an infection must be considered, however my money is on the fracture. Rest, elevation and ice will help but you need to have it thoroughly evaluated and a treatment plan started. ...Read more

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I had a fall down the stairs and IV got quiet a big lump appeAr near the ankle area my whole ankle and the top half of my foot is swollen very red and?

I had a fall down the stairs and IV got quiet a big lump appeAr near the ankle area my whole ankle and the top half of my foot is swollen very red and?

See a doctor: May just be a bad sprain. An X-ray would rule out a fracture. Elevate your foot, apply a cool compress, stay off of it, and wrap with an ace bandage for support. See your doctor. ...Read more

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The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

The ganglion cyst on top of my foot has dissipated again. Now foot is swollen and the joints are painful. Going on 6 days, and it's starting to radiate. Are these likely connected? Should I go to the podiatrist?

See the : Podiatrist good idea. They can be related. Gangling cysts often arise from tendon or joints. On the too of the foot near the first met cuneiform joint sometimes there is spurring of bone, this can pinch a nerve as well as allow ganglionic cyst to develop. ...Read more

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Is bone cancer a possibility? My foot has had problems before, but its never been this bad. My foot is swollen and I've been having excruciating pain. The pain is getting worse and it's going up my leg. My hip has also started to hurt/ache, and so has the

Is bone cancer a possibility? My foot has had problems before, but its never been this bad. My foot is swollen and I've been having excruciating pain. The pain is getting worse and it's going up my leg. My hip has also started to hurt/ache, and so has the

Request : Request a test for gout (uric acid) and an arthritis panel to rule out any autoimmune issues like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. A bone scan (dexa) is a good idea to rule out osteoporosis/osteopenia. Also, have x-rays of your foot and/or hip been done? If not this is not a bad idea to give clues as to the diagnosis. A more detailed history and physical is needed to decide on other possibilities; to answer your question bone cancer is unlikely but not entirely impossible.
If you are unhappy with your care, seek a second opinion.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I slipped down a couple steps yesterday. My left foot is swollen tender and discolored on the top. Is it a sprain or broken?

I slipped down a couple steps yesterday. My left foot is swollen tender and discolored on the top. Is it a sprain or broken?

Walk the Walk: Maybe both! If you can walk on it, it's probably a sprain or a small fracture-but if it's swollen and tender and discolored it's a moot point. Go get it examined and maybe x-ray'd. You don't want to walk too much on an injury that looks like that without finding out what's going on inside. Chances are you might get away with it but if after 2-3 days it's not getting better or is the same, see a doc. ...Read more

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Hi. I dropped a shelf on the top of my foot and it’s swollen up. It’s sore to walk on but Do I need to get x rays?

Hi. I dropped a shelf on the top of my foot and it’s swollen up. It’s sore to walk on but Do I need to get x rays?

Trauma pain swelling: I would recommend x rays there is the possibility of a fracture if no fracture is seen there is fragile soft tissue structures on top of your foot..... nerve ...tendons that are very superficial and easily traumatized.....I'm concerned that you have pain walking and barring weight this could mean a fracture is present if X-ray is negative I still would be suspicious for a stress fracture...... ...Read more

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The top of my foot aches. The tops of the last three toes feel very sore while bending but they are not swollen. What shouldi do?

The top of my foot aches. The tops of the last three toes feel very sore while bending but they are not swollen. What shouldi do?

Sore toes: Sore stiff toes can occur after an injury or it can be part of symptoms of other medical conditions such as arthritis. Did you injure your foot? X-rays should be taken. See a podiatrist for an exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a severe pain at the top of the inside of my foot, it is a bit red and also swollen. It is sore all the time, even while I'm resting.

Needs evaluation: Could you have been bitten by something? Have a splinter? Do shoes hurt or any type of pressure? Suggest it get looked at. Try ice, rest and wrapping you ankle. If it gets worse, starts to streak or fever see someone ASAP ...Read more

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I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

I have a rash looking thing on my foot on the top of the foot its very itchy and sore its red brown color my foot feels very swollen. But its not?

Acute athlete's foot: The first thing that comes to mind is that this is one of the presentations of acute athlete's foot. Use drying soaks (epsom salts or dilute vinegar) and a topical antifungal... I prefer patients use lotrimin ultra or Lamisil (terbinafine) cream. You can use certain-dry pads or solutions to decrease perspiration. If this doesn't work, see a podiatrist and be sure to inform them of what you have tried already. ...Read more

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I was walking into work and got a sharp pain across the top of my foot where the toes connect and it has been swollen tender nothing is broke had xray?

I was walking into work and got a sharp pain across the top of my foot where the toes connect and it has been swollen tender nothing is broke had xray?

Neuroma?: It is possible you have a 'pinched' nerve between the toes. Do you wear dressy tight-fitting shoes- that would make this worse, do you feel an occassional click? Even though the x-ray was negative you could also still have a stress fracture. It will need to be x-rayed after 10 days. ...Read more