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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
Hello,

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.

Regards,
Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi, General & Family Physician
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