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Child having a small red patch in the area of injured foot. Broken or bruised?

My daughter hurt her foot on Sunday. She was at a friend s house and stepped on something or stepped on her foot wrong. She s not sure. She s 9. She wasn t sure where the pain was originally but then realized it was hurting her on the outside middle of her foot. Today there is a small red patch in that area. I have no idea if it is broken or just bruised or ???
Asked On : Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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in both the ways of mode of injury it can be a bruise or a fracture. finally to be decided by an x ray
I advise you to go for an x ray to detect a fracture .If no fracture in X ray then it is a bruise. Pl see whether the injury is there or not. If no fracture and not sure history of injury, do not forget to see about arthritis of foot . Some of blood test are to be done
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014

It may be Sprain ,Soft tissue injury or Fracture.

So, if swelling & tenderness present at foot, You have to visit Orthopedic surgeon for clinical examination & X-ray of foot.

Meanwhile if swelling is more , give some splintage to the foot & anti-inflammatory drug like ibuprofen.
Answered: Sun, 9 Sep 2012
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