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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What can I do for my foot that has turned black and blue after a fall?

Hello i fell today off my deck on the back of the house , my left foot on the side is a little black and blue , it hurts really bad to walk , but i can move it when i m setting down . I ve been putting ice packs on it 20 min. on 20 min. off and advil also a muscle relaxer . When the advil wares off . I can t walk on it at and i m scooting my foot with or without advil . I don t know what else i can do for it . I did try soaking it in E. salt . Do you know what else i can do for it ? Thank you !
Mon, 26 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

The symptoms seem to be related to the fall. The blue color is related to the bad circulation of the blood in the leg. I suggest to use anti inflammatory medications such as Acetaminophen to relieve the pain. I also recommend cold compresses for pain relief. If the blue color continues, I suggest to go at the emergency room for further evaluation.

Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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