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What causes black, blue discoloration in foot along with pain post an injury?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: 1 week and 4 days ago I fell and broke my foot in four different places. Third and fourth metatarsals and also and avulsion break as well.
most of my swelling is down. I was given a walking boot to wear. My issue is that yesterday I started having more pain and noticed that the bottom of my foot is black and blue now. I'm thinking it could be because I starting putting pressure on it too early.
I was walking on it the day prior, mostly without any assistance, just with the boot.
I've been forcing myself to do things because I have young children.
my question is, is this why it's black and blue and the new pain? And if so am I causing damage? I am not even 2 weeks into the healing process yet.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You should not have put pressure so early.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through the details provided. It indeed seems that you are causing damage and the blue black color could be due to localized bleeding/bruising. It is advisable not to force yourself and cause inadvertent damage in the process. I would insist you to visit your treating physician to get the present condition evaluated.

As of now use ice compress. If needed, you might need to take pain medication.

Regards
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What causes black, blue discoloration in foot along with pain post an injury?

Brief Answer: You should not have put pressure so early. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through the details provided. It indeed seems that you are causing damage and the blue black color could be due to localized bleeding/bruising. It is advisable not to force yourself and cause inadvertent damage in the process. I would insist you to visit your treating physician to get the present condition evaluated. As of now use ice compress. If needed, you might need to take pain medication. Regards