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This symptom can also be referred to as:
Bruises on my foot
Brusing of the foot
Foot bruising
Foot swelling
Swollen foot

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3 Potential 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.

    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

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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.

    6-8 weeks healing time with cast or splint.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, constant foot pain, pain in one foot, foot bruise, pain in the front half of the foot
    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.

    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

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.Is the pain affecting:
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?

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Foot Bruise Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced foot bruise have also experienced:

    • 26% Swollen Foot
    • 8% Foot Pain
    • 7% Pain in the Top of the Foot
  • People who have experienced foot bruise had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Less Than a Week
    • 28% Less Than a Day
    • 11% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced foot bruise were most often matched with:

    • 10% Foot Bruise
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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