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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for swelling and burning sensation on foot

Yes please i have no inc but last sat i dropped a thirtyfive pound wooden box on my bare foot it swelled up and turned purple right away did not go to er i have been trying to take care of it myself but it has a bad burning sesation and feels like pins and needles in it can it be broke and should i go to the er thank you
Wed, 6 May 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
From description it seems to be soft tissue injury . burning sesation and feels like pins and needles could be due to nreve fibre compression.
You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.
I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.
Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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