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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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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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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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