Should i be concerned about inflamed, bruised, and hurting feet caused by playing footall? - Online Doctor Chats
I had a thrombits/phlebitis a few weeks ago in my left side of calf area. It didn't heal for 3 weeks and was black and blue. Tonight I got nailed with a softball. It is imflamed, bruised, and hurts really badly. I can hardly put pressure on my put when I stand up. Should I be worried? Go to ER? I have a lot of health problems so I am worried. Thank you.
Hi! I'm in a lot of pain. I dont know if I should be worried.
Before we discuss, did you take a pain killer medicine?
You should take one now.
I don't have a pain killer
If not, you should start icing the area.
could thi sbe a blood clot
I am icing and elevating
Now, are you able walk around?
not really...I mean I am walking. But it is killing me to. It's hard to put pressure on it
Let me brief you.
did you see the pictures
which is causing the pain.
I would not be concerned about blood clots or thrombophelebitis in this case.
The choice to visit ER depends on how severe the pain is.
i feel a lot of pressure when I walk on it. feels very strange
you can anyway try over the counter pain killers to ease out the pain and then take a choice to see the doctor.
im not concerned about alleviating necessarily. just about it being serious. and when i can exercise again.
alleviating pain i meant
Though I wasn't able to retrieve pictures that you may have sent
I feel a lot of pressure like there is a huge weight/ball in my calf when i walk
I can tell you that there would be lot of edematous and swelling from this injury.
the pain killer medicine will help in relieving those inflammatory exudates
and ease out the pain.
I am not very concerned if you are able to relieve some of the pain either through icing or by medicines.
Hope it is clear to you.
Do you have any questions?
so what if the pain doesnt go away with meds?
Pain killers will definitely be able to bring the swelling and pain down.
I suggest my patients to try them for 2-3 days and rest well to fasten the recovery.
Is there any other query that you wish to ask me?
is it safe to exercise on it
Im supposed to go to trainer and on eliptical tomorrow and play tennis in the evening
Once the pain is down and you can start mild stretching after couple of days.
If you have a sport event tomorrow.
so not tomorrow?
what is mild stretching?
I mean the stretching exercises or walking and moving about.
If it doesn't hurt you can try the sport.
But I would definitely urge you to wait for couple of days before turning up for exercise.
will exercise make it worse?
Yes, when the inflammation is active.
oh shoot. ok! hopefully it goes down quickly then
So you will know if you are able to tolerate the exercise through those stretching, walking and other activites.
Continue to be on pain killers for 2- 3 days.
thanks. have a great night
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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