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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Suggest treatment for swollen and bruised foot

Hi: Bent my foot while standing on carpeted floor and somehow hurt a toe (index toe). It became bruised and swollen. It is now 2 weeks later and very minor swelling still present, the bruising is much better, but it is slightly sensitive to the touch just below the nail area and sometimes itches. Any thoughts? Thank you. Lina
Wed, 16 Dec 2015
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Just do hot fomentation in water twice a day and apply voltaren gel locally.It will settle soon.If swelling persists, then strap it together with encircling tape with adjacent toe which will act as a splint for injured toe.Strap for a week.
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