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Bottle fell on foot. Have pain on foot and can hardly walk on it. Advice?

hi, I m a hairdresser and the other day I dropped a shampoo bottle on the top of my foot . the pain at the time was intense but passed quickly and I got back to work. the past two days however it has been getting increasingly worse. I now have a deep throbbing pain in my foot and can hardly walk on it. does this warrant a trip to emergency?
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.
Hit by shampoo bottel and severe pain now. Hope there is / was no swelling. If only pain then this may be due to local tissue injury and its response. There is raised prostaglandins that will cause pain. You restrict your movements, apply local analgesic spray and can take NSAID(aceclofenac) for pain. Give warm compression and take plenty of fluids. Consult your doctor for further examination and management.
Hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Lohit
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.
From description it seems to be soft tissue injury over foot. As pain getting worse and you have difficulty in walking, it is better to go for xray to rule out any bony injury.
Meanwhile take rest and avoid putting weight.
Hope this will helps you.
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. David Okia's  Response
Good evening
How big was shampoo bottle and at what height did it fall to hit your leg?
If bottle was small less than 500ml damage is less compared to if it was 3000ml.
You could be having soft tissue injury of your foot.
For now take some pain killers if the pain persists see doctor
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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