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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Foot Bruise

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced foot bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Foot Bruise

    A foot contusion (bruise) is the result of physical damage to the veins and capillaries (which help move blood back toward the heart). The blood pools in the damaged area and creates that blue/purple color.

    2-3 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, foot injury, foot pain from an injury, pain when touching the foot, foot bruise
    Symptoms that always occur with foot bruise:
    foot pain from an injury, foot injury
    Symptoms that never occur with foot bruise:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Jones Fracture (Broken Foot)

    A Jones Fracture is a fracture of a bone on the outside of the foot (called the fifth metatarsal). A Jones fracture can be either a stress fracture (a tiny hairline break that develops with time), or a sudden break due to trauma. This can result in pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot.

    6-8 weeks healing time with cast or splint.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, constant foot pain, pain in one foot, foot bruise, foot injury
    Symptoms that always occur with jones fracture (broken foot):
    foot pain from an injury, pain when touching the foot, constant foot pain, pain in the front half of the foot, pain in the outside of the foot
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  3. 3.Calcaneus Fracture

    The calcaneus (heel bone) can be fractured during high-energy collision, such as a fall from height or a motor vehicle crash. Heel bone fractures are often severe, and may result in long-term problems.

    6-8 weeks for the bone to completely heal (for an uncomplicated fracture).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, swelling of both feet, severe foot pain, pain in both feet, swelling of one foot
    Symptoms that always occur with calcaneus fracture:
    inability to bear weight immediately after injury, foot pain from an injury, severe foot pain
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room
  4. 4.Broken Foot (Navicular Bone Fracture)

    The navicular is one of the bones of the foot.

    6 weeks of no weight bearing, and 6 more weeks until complete recovery.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, constant foot pain, pain in one foot, recent ankle injury, foot pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with broken foot (navicular bone fracture):
    pain in one foot, constant foot pain, recent ankle injury
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  5. 5.Foot Sprain

    The bones of the ankle and foot are held together by ligaments, which are bands of tough tissue. A sprain is a type of injury where one or more of the ligaments is stretched too far, causing tiny fibers in the ligaments to tear. In most cases, the ligament does not tear completely.

    An uncomplicated foot sprain should improve in 3-6 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one foot, foot injury, limping, warm red foot swelling, swelling of one foot
    Symptoms that always occur with foot sprain:
    pain in one foot, foot injury
    Symptoms that never occur with foot sprain:
    recent cutting accident
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Foot Bruise

  • Q.Did you recently injure your foot?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a cut or wound?
  • Q.Did you suffer a sudden, physical injury to your toe(s)?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, try our foot bruise symptom checker to find out more.

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Foot Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced foot bruise have also experienced:

    • 25% Swollen Foot
    • 8% Foot Pain
    • 7% Pain in the Top of the Foot
  • People who have experienced foot bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Less Than a Week
    • 29% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced foot bruise were most often matched with:

    • 50% Calcaneus Fracture
    • 41% Jones Fracture (Broken Foot)
    • 8% Foot Bruise
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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