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Tingling Purple Toes After Sprain
My right 5th toe was stepped on at footy 5 days ago; is still purple/swollen; and I'm limping. Is it a break/sprain, and how long will it take to heal?
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Many possibilities: Discoloration can result from trauma, infection, and circulatory issues. ...Read more
The top of my foot has a knot and the toe next to the big toe is right against the big toe and my toes turn a purple color and have tingling feeling?
Multiple problems: The knot may be several things like a spur or a cyst. It may be the likely cause of the numbness and tingling as it is pressing on a nerve. The fact that your first and second toes are crossing or touching indicates a hammertoe and/or bunion deformity. You should see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?
Get it checked: Purple discoloration is most likely a bruise (hemolyzed blood from the venom/bite). Whether it is of concern or not, only a doctor can tell. If it is extending, it means the injury is continuing. Tingling in the toes may be a sign of the nerve being affected, so better get it checked. ...Read more
I've been having sudden tingling numbness in my right big toe. What can this mean? I slightly sprained my right ankle recently but it has been doing better. I have some slight tingling on and off in my right calf too.
I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before.still there is discomfort and swelling. also, i have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe?
Physician evaluation: When you a have a sprain, ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instability. Other reasons for continued pain and swelling include an undetected fracture, bone bruising or tendon tearing. Consider seeing a doctor for an x-ray and exam. Numbness is often from minor injury or swelling to the surrounding nerves. ...Read more
Hello, I sprained my ankle 4 days ago very badly. I saw a doctor the same day and was given an air cast. Now there is a tingling in my toes. Why?
Tingling: There may be nerve injury present. Seek the care of a podiatrist right away. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 4 days ago and it just started bruising however my middle 3 toes are still tingling and numb. Is that normal?
Be seen : It would certainly be wise to be seen, there are multiple potential causes. The most important to rule out would probably be any vascular insufficiency. An exam alone would likely go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Sprained foot. Xray states no breaks. When standing foot turns purple. Lie back down foot color returns normal. Is this normal?
Venous stasis.: The veins have been injured and are slowing the venous return. If the blood is sluggish in draining the foot, the foot will turn blue. Elevation gives a gravity assist and helps with the ease of flowing. This will allow the color to return to normal. The tincture of time will allow the sluggish flow to return to normal. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed with a sprained ankle(right foot) now I have large purple blotches on my right foot on both sides under the ankle.What's wrong?
It is bruising: The purple blotching you describe sounds like bruising. You may have [just] sprained your ankle, but where pain, swelling and bruising is present, you want to make sure you do not have a more serious injury such as a dislocation or fracture. The way to do this is with x-rays. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle last week and the swelling still isn't down it is now purple on the top of my foot what's wrong?
I went to the ER yesterday afternoon with a sprained ankle. is it normal for the swelling to have increase and my foot to have gone blue and purple?
Yes there is bleedin: The purple means that there’s been bleeding and tearing in the tissue. This is characteristic. You would told you will need ice, you will need to splint or even cast depending on the evaluation. I assume they said to ice it for the first 36 to 48 hours , elevate it and after that you can use heat ...Read more
I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside
Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more
Why does my left foot swell off and om suddenly and turn purple when standing, i also get tingling /numbness in fingers on left hand?
Need more informatio: Turning purple maybe acrocyanosis. This can be normal and physiologic. The swelling may be vascular but we need more information ...Read more
1 week knee injury. Pain, swelling down but noticed leg goes purple unless propped up. Circulation? Hot & cold foot tingling & numbish. ER or rest?
ER: Your symptoms are concerning. See your doctor or go to the ER ...Read more
Foot sprain 6 mths ago. Wore brace for 4wks. Still swells often. Little tenderness/tingling if I push on the top middle of foot. Last few days semi painful foot spasms along the outer side of my foot. Probably still healing but Would Brace help now?
Orthotics: Almost any good arch support can help by providing cushioning and correcting foot position ...Read more
Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus — 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight — foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?
Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. However, you need to get on crutches and be non weight bearing. When you stand the swelling has nowhere to go and stays in your foot. That's why elevation above the heart is essential. Also, ice the ankle when you get the swelling down and keep it elevated. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously .tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?
I injured my toe on a security gate yesterday and it’s gone a purple colour and is slightly numb still. ?
Most likely: If there is no pain or itching, this will likely subside in the next 2-3 wks. Aside from impeding your walking, I see no imminent health danger. ...Read more
Taping to next toe: A sprained toe can be taped to the next toe, just be careful to not tape it too tightly. Sprains that don't heal need to be checked by your doctor to rule out a fracture or other injury. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more