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Sprained MCL, blisters on toe, very sensitive. How to cure?

I am a marathon runner who is just ramping up training after some time off to heal a sprained mcl. I started developing blisters in all the normal sports after the last month of hard running. My shoes are rather new. During a 20 mile run Saturday I felt stinging pain on the tip of my big toe . There were blisters all over my big toe I didn t even realize we re there. It is extremely sensitive to the point that any contact with it stings to the point of pain. Is this something other than a blister by chance? I can t stop running as I am in training for Boston in April and need to find something I can do as soon as possible. Thank you for your consideration
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

I have studied your case.

You may need MRI to see gor grade of MCL tear
I will advise to
Rest the part and avoid any movements that produce pain.
Apply ice or a cold pack to the painful area for 15 to 20 minutes, 4 times a day for several days. Wrap the ice or cold pack in a towel.
Till time you can take anti-inflammatory and antibiotic if infection is suspected.

If swelling and bruise is not reducing and giving pain while I will advise you to further investigate
I will advise you to do MRI and Ultrasound of the swelling.
Partial tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG and TENS.

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
Answered: Fri, 29 Nov 2013
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