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Your Foot Bruise May Also be Known as:
Bruises on my foot
Brusing of the foot
Foot bruising
Foot swelling
Swollen foot

Top 3 Foot Bruise Causes

  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.

    You can take care of this at home with rest, ice, keeping your foot up, and over-the-counter pain medication

    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

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  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.

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care today. Until then, the RICE method of care should be performed: rest (stay off the injured foot), ice (apply an ice pack to injured area), compression (an elastic wrap to control swelling), and elevation (raising the foot slightly above the level of the heart to reduce swelling). A doctor may perform a X-ray and put a cast or splint on 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
  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.

    You should seek immediate medical care at an urgent care clinic or ER. A doctor will confirm the diagnosis with an X-Ray. This condition can be treated non-surgically with a cast. However, if the bones have shifted out of place, surgery may be needed.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    swollen ankle, swelling of both feet, pain in one foot, severe foot pain, pain in both feet
    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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Foot Bruise

  • Q.Is your foot bruising getting better or worse?
  • Q.Is your foot swelling getting better or worse?
  • Q.How swollen is your foot?
  • Q.Is your foot pain getting better or worse?

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Foot Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced foot bruise have also experienced:

    • 16% Swollen Foot
    • 6% Foot Pain
    • 4% Swelling of the Top of the Foot
  • People who have experienced foot bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 37% Less Than a Week
    • 24% Less Than a Day
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced foot bruise were most often matched with:

    • 8% Foot Bruise
    • 1% Calcaneus Fracture

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