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Been in cam walker for 4 wks. 5 broken met bones, foot turns purple when hanging in shower. Why is that?

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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your foot is healing

There is more blood flow going to your injured foot to aid in the healing process.
This will usually cause it to be a different color than the other foot, especially in the shower. It should return to a more normal color quickly.

In brief: Your foot is healing

There is more blood flow going to your injured foot to aid in the healing process.
This will usually cause it to be a different color than the other foot, especially in the shower. It should return to a more normal color quickly.
Thank
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Venous congestion?

Likely congestion in the veins related to the boot or wrap.
This is not a serious problem and will likely resolve as foot heals. Un ultrasound, however, will rule out a clot and should be considered by your doctor if concerned.

In brief: Venous congestion?

Likely congestion in the veins related to the boot or wrap.
This is not a serious problem and will likely resolve as foot heals. Un ultrasound, however, will rule out a clot and should be considered by your doctor if concerned.
Thank
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine

In brief: Check it out

It may be just due to reduced circulation arterial or venous.
Make sure you ask your orthopedist at your appointment, or sooner.

In brief: Check it out

It may be just due to reduced circulation arterial or venous.
Make sure you ask your orthopedist at your appointment, or sooner.
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