Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
190 Doctors are Online

Fell and hit foot, red bruise on stop of foot with swelling. What can I do to speed up the healing process?

I fell thinking I twisted my ankle the other day and am now having severe foot pain at the top. I can see red (or bruising) forming on the stop of my foot and it is still swollen. The fall happened about a week ago. I got an x-ray and was told nothing is broken. I am a runner and am worried I won t be able to train for my marathon this May. What can I do to speed up the healing process? I thought the pain was getting better but after a few days of work I can t walk on it at all again.
Asked On : Mon, 31 Dec 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  69
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Lab Tests
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Inversion injury of the ankle leads to tear of anterior talofibular ligament. which may take 4-6 weeks to heal. normally plaster immobilisation helps. To be more specific, you can get the MRI of the ankle & foot done & get the treatment accordingly. some times ligament repair is also required. Please consult a Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sat, 3 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor