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Swollen, warm feet with purple spots causing sharp pains. Cause and remedy?

My husband s right foot is swollen. It feels warm and there are dark purple spots. He s says he is sharp pains that come and go and he is using a crutch to walk as it hurts when he puts pressure on it. His foot is warm to touch but his toes feel cool. It s really, really swollen and his ankle is also big, but the pain is in his foot. It s almost as if he s not getting circulation.
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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hi, i would suggest you need to take your husband urgently to be seen by a physician as it could be that blood is not flowing properly in the affected leg, it could be dvt, vasculitis, could be an infection of the skin or fat beneath called cellulitis, he needs to be investigated throughly and put on treatment as soon as possible to avoid complications if diabetic we could be dealing with vasculitis or even gangrenous foot. so my suggestion would be to take him to the physician asap.
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Answered: Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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