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Why is the top of my foot swollen and numb?

Why is the top of my foot swollen and numb?

Could be...: Could be due to trauma, could be damage to the tendons and ligaments that run on the top of the foot, could be compression of a nerve causing the foot to go numb, etc. Hard to really diagnose without an examination. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Friday I was diagnosed with a broken blood vessel or vein on the top of my foot after no recollection of injury. Now, it is bruised and the vessel is swollen and purplish. The bruise itself is spread and greenish. Can this happen without trauma?

Damage control.: Don't kid yourself, almost everything you do causes some sort of trauma to your body. Thankfully the vast majority of the trauma is microscopic in size. Your body is able to deal with the damage without incidence and in all likely-hood you would not even notice the reparative processes taking place. Your bruise is an indication that the trauma was there but not severe enough to notice. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?

Elevaate that foot: above heart on bed or sofa to drain it, can use ice pack over a sock too for 30 min of every hour , but if pain and swelling persist need xray or bone scan to see if hairline fracture ...Read more

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Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Severe reaction to a bee sting on the top of my foot. Swollen and painful. What can I do to reduce swelling and pain?

Er or primary md: Initially cold will help and antiinflammatories such as anvil or Motrin if not contraindicated. Reaction can be treated with oral steroids if necessary. ...Read more

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I had them cyst on the top of my foot, there was like 4 soft knots, i noticed they were gone and my foot is red and swollen is that normal.

I had them cyst on the top of my foot, there was like 4 soft knots,  i noticed they were gone and my foot is red and swollen is that normal.

Foot redness: You may have cellulitis. Examination is necessary. It can be several things. Like gout or infection or injury. It depends if it is painfull or not. Need to see your dr. ...Read more

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What should I do if the vein on top of my foot is purple and swollen?

What should I do if the vein on top of my foot is purple and swollen?

Depends: Swelling naturally occurs with legs down and engorgement of the veins can look purple. Elevate your legs and see if the color changes. If so, it's associated with venous reflux. If the foot remains swollen, this may be an emergency that the circulation is compromised where a clot or an infection could be present. If in doubt, have it checked out. A podiatry consult would be good. ...Read more