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Top Of Foot Swelling No Pain
Hit pinkytoe/top of foot hard. Swelling/pain/bruising & not getting better. Red/purple/blue bruising everywhere. Can't bend&feels locked. Visit a doc?
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Right foot swelling since 3/14 now I notice a quarter size patch with light purple viens on top of foot by ankle. What could it be?
There are some various things that can present that way. The area that you describe is a common place for ganglions to form. Another consideration, is the Extensor Digitorum Brevis muscle belly. This can become enlarged due to various stresses. It is located on the lateral or little toe side of the foot near the ankle.
If you are having pain from this you may want to have this checked out. ...Read more
Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.
NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve (s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Swelling can be caused by many things (liver, kidney, heart diseases, and blood clots are the serious ones). Everyday, reversible non-serious causes are meds (motrin and similar, calcium blockers, hormones). If you don't have a health threatening condition, limiting salt intake (sodium) and keeping your feet elevated will help. ...Read more
RICE: For minor injuries, the rice treatment can help relieve swelling and pain. Rest – protect your injured foot and avoid prolonged standing or walking. Ice – no more than 15 minutes at a time and don’t apply ice directly to your skin. Compression – apply an ace wrap. Elevation – try to elevate your foot above your heart. If your symptoms don’t improve after 48 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends: On what is causing swelling. If it is from an injury, ice within first 48 hours will be helpful. There are various other conditions that may cause swelling. Ice will not help in the majority of these cases. ...Read more
Any trauma?: Don't know history of why but you might have overtrained, poor shoe fit, not wide enough, mesh type sneakers that strecth and good soft inserts with arch support good, new balance has good ones; if swelling and pain could be blood clot if smoker and birth control pills or obese. Use excedrin [generic fine] for pain or alve, ice it over a sock and elevate it above heart [pillow under foot lying ...Read more
Many causes: If it is just one leg and you are having pain, please go to the ER to be seen as soon as possible. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: If this is a chronic problem, you have to rule out a fracture or tendonitis, or both. You may have injured it without knowing. It may even be a nerve pinched in that area or your back. I would suggest having it properly examined and get x-rays. If you continue to walk with pain, you risk injuring it more, changing the way you are walking and creating a new problem because of compensation. ...Read more
Heat opens up capillaries and other blood vessels which allows more blood to enter the area. This can make swelling worse.
www. Orthodoc. Aaos. Org/footankle. ...Read more
Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read more