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Suggest treatment for bruising on calf and swelling in foot after injury

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Posted on Mon, 22 Jun 2015
Question: I bruised my leg low in my calf about three weeks ago, at the time it bruised really bad with a big blood like lump under the skin that spread to a spot about twice the size of my hand. It was just about healed up when I hit the SAME spot again today. But this time the leg is not bruising as badly but my foot is swelling??? It is not much worst then a long plane trip but I guess I find this a bit scary. Is it something I should be considered about??
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (59 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us,

I have studied your case with diligence.
Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture.
Strictly follow limb elevation, so that foot swelling gets reduced.
For these symptoms enzyme chymotrypsin and anti-inflammatory can be started.

Till time take medication and apply crepe bandage over foot or use supportive splint. Do ice fomentation and rest to foot.

If pain persists you may need x ray foot/leg to rule out stress fracture, you can consult your doctor and do required investigation.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.


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Suggest treatment for bruising on calf and swelling in foot after injury

Brief Answer: Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for writing to us, I have studied your case with diligence. Swelling can be due to soft tissue injury or stress fracture. Strictly follow limb elevation, so that foot swelling gets reduced. For these symptoms enzyme chymotrypsin and anti-inflammatory can be started. Till time take medication and apply crepe bandage over foot or use supportive splint. Do ice fomentation and rest to foot. If pain persists you may need x ray foot/leg to rule out stress fracture, you can consult your doctor and do required investigation. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.