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top of foot injury

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by joyce, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. joyce

    joyce New Member


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    i dropped a blunt object onto the top of my foot last week, immediately swelling occurred in the shape of a ball the size smaller than a golf ball at the site of impact. I did not treat it and still the swelling remains the same one week later. the swelling appears localized on the top of my foot in between my large first and second toe, some discoloring blue/purple color has appears during the past week on the perimeters of my foot and under but not really at the site of impact. Should i apply wet heat, ice, what are the chances of the swelling being totally absorbed by my body, at what point should I seek help in extracting any fluids from the swelling area. the pain is certainly NOT intolerable, but i can feel the fluid or whatever is in the ball interferring with my activities, but i can live with it waiting for any absorption. thank you for reading this. I have tried hot water for 5 minutes, feels a little more flexible after this but it hasn't reduced the swelling.
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    If the size of the swelling were such that you might even consider comparing it to that of a golf ball, one would think that a professional evaluation would be in order, especially as it has persisted virtually unchanged for a week.
     
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