Foot Bruise Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand your foot bruise symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Foot Bruise Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

5 Possible Foot Bruise Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced foot bruise. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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

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.

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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Calcaneus fracture

Calcaneus fractures occur when a force that is stronger than the calcaneus itself is applied to the bone. Calcaneus fractures are rare, although they are the most commonly fractured tarsal bone. These fractures can occur in many different situations, but most commonly occur in high-...

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Broken foot (navicular bone fracture)

The navicular is one of the bones of the foot.

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

Foot sprain

A foot sprain is damage to ligaments within the foot. The term "sprain" refers to overstretching or tearing of ligaments — the strong, fibrous bands of tissue that hold the bones together within the joints. Foot sprains are usually sports or dance injuries. Any sort of running movement that involves sud...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Foot Bruise

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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 were most often matched with:

  • 50% Calcaneus Fracture
  • 41% Jones Fracture (Broken Foot)
  • 8% Foot Bruise

People who have experienced foot bruise had symptoms persist for:

  • 41% Less than a week
  • 29% Less than a day
  • 11% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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