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I have a sore on the side and bottom of my foot and it looks bad but I don't know what it is.

I have a sore on the side and bottom of my foot and it looks bad but I don't know what it is.

Corn: is it an ulcer ( means break in skin ) if not an ulcer it can be a corn , callus and or a wart that can come due to too much pressure on that area when you are walking. If no ulcer try insoles. If there is an ulcer it should be looked by a doctor ...Read more

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Laceration on the bottom of my foot. 1cm deep 14 stitches long. Will get stitches out in 12 days. When can I resume normal activity?

Laceration on the bottom of my foot. 1cm deep 14 stitches long. Will get stitches out in 12 days. When can I resume normal activity?

Suture removal: Ideally, you should be able to resume activity once the stitches come out. Best advice is to consult with your doctor about particular activities that may not be ok just yet. ...Read more

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I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.

I have pain on the bottom of my foot towards the inside of my big toe. Its not really the ball of my foot but on the inside edge of my toe.

Perhaps sesamoiditis: The. Big toes has two pea-size sesamoid bones that lie about the inside and outside of the undersurface of the big toes just at the end of the "ball" of your foot. They can be become injured and inflamed or painful. A thorough Orthopaedic evaluation is warranted to assess the real source of your pain ...Read more

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Cut my foot on the reef in Hawaii-was unaware of coral dangers, just rinsed it didn't scrub it-how do I know if tiny pieces are stuck/infection starts?

Cut my foot on the reef in Hawaii-was unaware of coral dangers, just rinsed it didn't scrub it-how do I know if tiny pieces are stuck/infection starts?

Signs of infection: include increased pain or tension, swelling, discharge from the wound and discomfort when moving the affected area. You need to be alert for these signs and see a doctor if you notice them. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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Week ago I had surgery on my foot. About 4 hours ago I fell on the area. I'm feeling woozy and losing feeling in my toe. Should I seek medical care?

Week ago I had surgery on my foot.  About 4 hours ago I fell on the area.  I'm feeling woozy and losing feeling in my toe.  Should I seek medical care?

Yes: For providing more history and getting physical evaluation, please see a physician. There can be potentially serious causes behind this. ...Read more

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Why do I slap the inner sides of my foot while walking?

Why do I slap the inner sides of my foot while walking?

You may have: congenital internal rotation of your lower legs (also called "Pigeon Toe Deformity"...ORTHOTICS may be helpful (inserts for your shoes) See an ORTHOPEDIST for more accurate Diagnosis and possible Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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No feeling in my foot and it's no longer holding body heat?

No feeling in my foot and it's no longer holding body heat?

Be seen: It you are saying your foot is cold and insensate, you need to be seen immediately to be evaluated for vascular insufficiency in your leg. ...Read more

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My feet are red and purple and when you look to the side of my foot the line of the purple is really bad???

My feet are red and purple and when you look to the side of my foot the line of the purple is really bad???

Explanation : It's impossible to give you professional answer due to many unknown factors. How old are you, how long this problem exist, when it worse: after walking for minutes or hours, in sitting position and so on so on. But my advise will be: just put your foot up for rest 15-30 min and make some massage. If It will be not ok, go to doctor. ...Read more

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I hurt my heel at work yesterday i can't even put my foot in the ground because of the excruciating pain i get, is crutches an option?

I hurt my heel at work yesterday i can't even put my foot in the ground because of the excruciating pain i get, is crutches an option?

See a doctor: If you are in such bad pain that you can't bear weight you need to see a doctor to make sure it is not serious injury. While crutches may eventually be the treatment you need, it would be better to make that decision after a diagnosis as been made. I recommend an urgent appointment. ...Read more