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Dr. Peter Ihle
1,163 doctors shared insights

Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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What would cause, besides a sprain, the pinkie toe to turn dark red/purple underneath?

What would cause, besides a sprain, the pinkie toe to turn dark red/purple underneath?

Many possibilities: Discoloration can result from trauma, infection, and circulatory issues. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Got a bite on hip flexor area purple discoloration extending proximal local inflamed red bite tingling in toes?

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

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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'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.

Compression: Sensation is most likely due to your recent injury. There has been some swelling and perhaps bleeding or alteration in your foot mechanics so that you are compressing or irritating the nerve that runs to your toe. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

I sprained my ankle and now my foot is swollen and purple. What should I do?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation, an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated. If very swollen consider crutches, a walking boot if you can't crutch walk. Consider xrays to make sure no fracture. ...Read more

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What to do if I sprained my foot and when I try to walk my foot turns purple?

What to do if I sprained my foot and when I try to walk my foot turns purple?

Can be normal: As long as you have been examined and had xrays, then swelling and bruising after a sprain is normal. The worst swelling is usually 4-5 days after the injury. ...Read more

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I'm 28 year old woman with tingling and pain in foot and toenails are white and blue and purple?

I'm 28 year old woman with tingling and pain in foot and toenails are white and blue and purple?

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

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Sprained foot. Xray states no breaks. When standing foot turns purple. Lie back down foot color returns normal. Is this normal?

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

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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?

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

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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 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?

Ankle Sprain: Have you seen anyone to have it checked. Need at least an x-ray to make sure there is no fracture. Use rice rest ice compression and elevation and get checked. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ?

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
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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

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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?

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

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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

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously .tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago (xray no fractures) doing RICE religiously .tingling sensation in my foot ...normal healing process or nerve damage?

Both: It is likely a temporary nerve injury known as neuropraxia. It can take several weeks to several months for this to resolve completely. But usually if you have at least some sensation in the area this will eventually resolve. ...Read more

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For the past 2 months my toe s on both feet tingling usually at night, what?

For the past 2 months my toe s on both feet tingling usually at night, what?

Nite time toe tingli: I would worry that you may be developing a peripheral neuropathy. This has many causes so u should be seen by a physician soon ...Read more

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I injured my toe on a security gate yesterday and it’s gone a purple colour and is slightly numb still. ?

I injured my toe on a security gate yesterday and it’s gone a purple colour and is slightly numb still. ?

Fracture of Toe: If you can move the toe without severe pain then it is probably a soft tissue injury and the discolouration and numbness should settle with elevation and anagesics and anti-inflammatories. It would however be a good idea to have an XRay to confirm there is no fracture. ...Read more

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With a sprained, do your toes move normally?

May not: Toes may not move normally if there is extensive swelling and guarding due to pain. ...Read more

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My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

My toes are turning purple/black and hurt! What should I do?

Go to urgent care/ER: You risk having a clot and/or infection with the toe turning purple/black; possibly gangrene. You may have cut a blood vessel. Go get checked! ...Read more

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Got stung by a bee and now my toes are purple. Is this ok?

Got stung by a bee and now my toes are purple. Is this ok?

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

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What do you suggest if I stubbed my toe really hard on a door and I think its sprained.?

What do you suggest if I stubbed my toe really hard on a door and I think its sprained.?

Many possibilities: Trauma may cause injury to any of the structures around the site of trauma. Damage can occur to the arteries, veins, nerves, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, meniscus, or bones. Have it evaluated by a professional to determine the extent of the damage. ...Read more

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Why are my feet and toes purple?

Raynauds is: A possibility, dependent rubor can present this way, venous insufficiency can at times present this way. A vascular doctor is good to consult for this type of problem. ...Read more

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Will swimming hurt a sprained toe?

Will swimming hurt a sprained toe?

Usually not: Swimming is a limited weight bearing activity. Try to avoid pushing yourself off of the wall to minimize bending and pressure to the toes. ...Read more

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I sprained my little toe, how do I heal it?

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

Dr. Payam Rafat
1,211 doctors shared insights

Sprain (Definition)

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


Dr. Bennett Machanic
2,099 doctors shared insights

Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more