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Extreme cramping in left foot, swollen and brusied. Had broken 5th metatarsal, healed. Suggestions ?

Yesterday I had extreme cramping in my left foot - now it is swollen and bruised. I did not twist, bump my foot or drop anything on it. My foot felt like it had an extreme knot in it. 2 1/2 years ago, I broke the 5th metatarsal (the tip on the end edge) and took 7 months before adhesion occured. It took a long time to heal.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Sep 2012
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A sudden extreme cramping in the foot is likely to be due to a muscle sprain. A spontaneous bony injury is not likely. You need to do a hot fomentation in the area and take a combination of pain killer with a muscle relaxant for relief.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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