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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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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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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.

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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Swollen feet top of foot very sore foot swollen when I sit down or stand up?

Swollen feet top of foot very sore foot swollen when I sit down or stand up?

Further evaluation: It could be anything from tendonitis, stress fracture, infection. Further evaluation and treatment is important to work it up further to help give you the proper treatment options. ...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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I have a lot going on health wise. However I have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom. Is this gout or a sprain?

I have a lot going on health wise. However I have sore swollen foot the top of the and pain full all over mostly the bottom. Is this gout or a sprain?

Needs diagnosis: Gout is acute, exquisite pain generally occurring at night or early morning. It is characterized by swelling, redness and intense hypersensitivity to touch. Your problem requires some diagnostic imaging and an exam to diagnose. See a podiatrist. ...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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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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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

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Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. I'm gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Hello, I'm Mike 18yrs. I'm gonna start by saying im not syre if im a diabetic. I have this sore on my foot, its not swollen or red. Ulceror plantarwart?

Likely non-diabetic: It is unlikely that you have a diabetic ulcer. More than likely a wart, foreign body or puncture wound. If it does not resolve or gets worse, you would be best served by a Healthtap specialist. ...Read more

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What to do about a sore/swollen foot from blister?

What to do about a sore/swollen foot from blister?

Infection???: "sore and swollen" are not usual problems after a blister. See a podiatrist to check for an infection or other potential problems. ...Read more

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My foot has been swollen since tuesday and my ankle is still so sore what is the next step?

My foot has been swollen since tuesday and my ankle is still so sore what is the next step?

See a Podiatrist: I recommend you have it looked at by a podiatrist. They will evaluate you and take xrays. There are many treatments including a walking boot and prescription medications for the inflammation. ...Read more

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Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard? Swollen, very sore, weird color, but can walk on it sort of.

Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard? Swollen, very sore, weird color, but can walk on it sort of.

Yes: Sometimes sprains hurt worse than fractures. Rest your ankle, apply ice in 20 minute intervals to decrease swelling, and elevate the ankle above your heart. Also wrapping with an ACE bandage or similar dressing may help. If pain or swelling continue please see your doctor, you may have a hairline fracture or serious ligament injury. ...Read more

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Last night my foot was sore on the side of it. This morning it is throbbing and I see it is swollen on the side of my foot. Not Athletes Foot.

Last night my foot was sore on the side of it. This morning it is throbbing and I see it is swollen on the side of my foot. Not Athletes Foot.

Swollen: Any time your foot (or any other are of your body) is sore and swollen for unknown causes, it is time to see your doctor. In this case see you podiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis and treatment plan. ...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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Nonunion- 3rd met. ORIF for nonunion) 7 mths ago. Dr- put weight on foot to help healing. It is sore, swollen, have CRPS. Advice?

Nonunion- 3rd met. ORIF for nonunion) 7 mths ago. Dr- put weight on foot to help healing. It is sore, swollen, have CRPS. Advice?

In-depth review....: You present a most difficult set of circumstances to comment on without knowing the specifics. The initial treatment, subsequent orif, the present state of healing and the timing as to when CRPS entered into the picture all need to be thoroughly reviewed. This might be done best by a fresh set of eyes, in the form of a second opinion, preferably by a surgeon experienced in cases of this depth. ...Read more

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4 weeks after I tore my ankle ligaments it is swollen and painfull again. Whole foot sore. Will I need an op? Or must I go see dr again?

4 weeks after I tore my ankle ligaments it is swollen and painfull again. Whole foot sore. Will I need an op? Or must I go see dr again?

See doc again: Brace it, ice it, rest it (or use crutches), and when possible elevate it. Wraps are useful if properly applied. You want to see your doctor again. The answer to your question is based on the repeat exam and possibly further testing. Sorry to hear you are having a set back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after I walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Why do you get slightly swollen or puffy ankles and what can I do for them after I walk? Outside foot under ankle sore on the bony bit. Is better.

Swelling: It is normal for women to get some swelling in the ankles over times as the deep veins of the leg become less effective at pumping blood back to the heart. Elevation and ice can help after exercise. Compression stockings can help. If there is also pain present, tendonitis or arthritis can be a cause and should be evaluated by a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Rolled foot inwards, swollen a bit after 1 week, can walk and jump on it with no pain, sore to touch and if stretched, how long before I can playsport?

2-4 weeks: Sounds like a mild or grade 1 sprain or tear of ankle ligaments. Rule of thumb is if you can walk on you toes without a sensation of instability or weakness you can consider returning to sports. Up on your toes is the most unstable position for your ankle. Remember also you must crawl before you walk, walk before you run and run before you cut and jump: i.e. Natural progression of recovery. ...Read more

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My older brother has some type of sore on the bottom of his foot and it has foot has swollen up. He is currently unable to walk on it. Could this be an infection?

My older brother has some type of sore on the bottom of his foot and it has foot has swollen up. He is currently unable to walk on it. Could this be an infection?

Potential infection: Your instinct may be correct. Without being able to look at the sore, touching and feeling the skin around the sore and knowing more history - I would recommend a follow up with a physician. There is a higher risk for infections to the foot for people who have diabetes. Redness, swelling, warmth and tenderness around the area are all signs of infections. Again, I would recommend a follow-up. ...Read more

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Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Very sore red swollen soles of feet?? They were hard and peeling so I've been using athletes foot but feet are swelling abnormally and hurt??

Infection?: This may be caused by something you came in contact with...it is likely infection or a severe inflammatory reaction. See your doctor to help narrow down the diagnosis so you can be treated and get better. ...Read more

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I have a very sore little toe on my left foot. Its very red, sensitive to touch, itchy and rather swollen. I am unsure as to what it is?

Infection: A toe that is red and swollen is concerning for infection. This can happen when an athlete's foot infection between the toes causes an open wound which then gets infected with bacteria. Have it checked by a podiatrist promptly. ...Read more