Ankle And Foot

ICD-9 Code for 'Easy Bruising'?
If you are wondering which ICD-9 code to use for 'easy bruising', just read on and find out:

Easy bruising is a symptom of another condition rather than a standalone diagnosis. As such, the ICD-9 code depends on whether or not the internist identified a cause. So if a cause is identified, then code for the specific disease. However, if no cause is pinpointed, then code for the symptoms.

For easy bruising with no identifiable cause, use 782.7 (Spontaneous ecchymoses). An individual may be suffering from other diseases that predispose him to develop bruises even with minimal trauma (like a light rap on the hands), which otherwise will not happen to normal people; therefore, resulting in 'easy bruising. For patients suffering from these conditions, bruises seem to spontaneously appear without any identifiable reason.

An ecchymosis is a bruise which is larger than 1 cm. A bruise less than 1 cm however not less than 3 mm is called a purpura. A bruise less than 3 mm is called a petechiae. Code 782.7 also applies to petechia but not purpura, which has several other codes (287.0-287.9) depending on the etiology.

Bruises resulting from trauma can take place owing to a variety of factors including falls, accidents, and post-surgeries. In general, use codes 920-924 (Contusion with Intact Skin Surface) for bruises secondary to trauma. For instance, for a soccer player who was seen by an intern for bruises in the heel, use 924.20 (Contusion of lower limb and of other and unspecified sites; ankle and foot, not including toe[s]; foot [which is inclusive of the heel]). Remember, for a soccer player who was seen by an interim for bruises in the heel, use 924.20 (Contusion of lower limb and of other and unspecified sites; ankle and foot, not including toe[s]; foot [which is inclusive of the heel]). Remember that as per ICD-9 codes, these codes exclude contusions that are incidental to specific categories of injuries such as crushing injury (925- 929.9), dislocation (830.0-839.9), fracture (800.0-829.1), internal injury (860.0-869.1), intracranial injury (850.0-854.1), nerve injury (950.0-957.9), and open wound (870.0-897.7).

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of a torn tendon or ligament in ankle/foot?
    I was in a car accident, the EMT's , the Er Doctor and the family doctor and the orthopedic surgeon have all treated my foot as a sprain, but it's been since 8/14 that i was in the car accident. The swelling has gone down, but as soon as I'm on my feet my foot hurts (like I have a spur or something) and the swelling goes around the back of my ankle and pain travels up the front of my shin and goes to my knee.
    I had an M.R.I yesterday, and that takes 3 days for results.
    I was wondering if they could still see if there is a tear or could it just be a real bad sprain?

    • ANSWER:
      Why did your doctor wait so long to send you to the MRI? I am sitting here in a cast for 3 weeks. I have another 3 left before they remove it and then another 3-4 weeks of phys therapy. I fell off a ladder and likewise the er doc and orthopedist thought it was a sprained ankle. After 3 visits to the phys therapist, the swelling was going down but my range of motion was poor. The phys therapist was the one who suspected the Achilles tendon and referred me back to the orth doc, and finally the MRI. This confirmed the tendon was torn and I was given the option of surgery or a cast.

      I'm not a doctor, but I would think that a sprain would have been healed by now. From what I understand, if it is the tendon, you need to have it surgically reattached or immobilized, (in a cast,) so it has the opportunity to reattach itself. I would also think that this would show up on the MRI.

      My question would be why your doctors waited so long to diagnose this, unless you didn't bring this to their attention. If the MRI doesn't show anything and you're still in pain, you might want to seek another opinion.

  2. QUESTION:
    How do you stop new shoes from rubbing the back of your ankle/foot?
    I bought a couple of new pairs of shoes they fit great but the top edge of the shoe rubs on the back of my foot (ankle) and hurts. Any easy fixes?
    they are not tennis shoes, they are canvas flats.

    • ANSWER:
      stick a band-aid on your ankle each time before you wear them... or you could stick the band-aid directly on the shoe in the spot where it rubs your foot. (: works for me!

  3. QUESTION:
    How long do you think until my ankle/foot is healed?
    I got it checked today, It's a really bad sprain in my ankle and partly the left side of my foot.
    It's bad bruising too.
    How long till it heals.
    I can walk, but I limp like a dog.
    I use crutches outside of my house.

    • ANSWER:
      Unfortunately, a bad sprain means you tore a ligament - hopefully not completely. The pain may go away in a few weeks, but the injury will not "heal" for about 8 - 12 weeks. Even after that you may experience episodes of pain and soreness when you "overdo it". Take it easy. Let it heal up very well and don't push it too hard. You really don't want to re-injure it. After it heals, do some strengthening exercises. Start slowly and build up as tolerated. This will help you to prevent re-injury.

  4. QUESTION:
    What could cause painless swelling after ankle/foot injury?
    3 weeks ago today, I fell down steps and hurt my ankle/ foot. I don't have anymore pain, just a little stiffness when waking up. But the swelling has not gone down at all. And gets worse after prolonged standing/walking. I'm trying to figure out what could be wrong and if I need to go to the doctor? I didn't think I would need to since there is no more pain and everything is back to normal as in movement but it's just the swelling the wont go away...

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  5. QUESTION:
    My ankle, foot and toes are numb 2 days following a strong kick to the high ankle, why?
    2 days ago while playing soccer I received a very strong kick to the outside of my right ankle/lower leg. Since then it has swelled up, but no visible bruising. I have been keeping it elevated, using ice and compression since the incident. Today my ankle, foot and toes are numb. The swelling isn't even sore to the touch when it probably should be. I'm assuming I hit a nerve or a nerve is being pressed on by the swelling but has anyone else had a similar injury?

    • ANSWER:
      I would also guess that a nerve is being compressed by the swelling. If the swelling isn't going down with the usual conventional treatments you have been using it might be a good idea to get it checked.

  6. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how long my ankle/foot tattoo will be swollen for?
    It's right on my ankle bone and the top of my foot, and wraps around my ankle. About how long should I expect it to be swollen for?
    It's my 4th, my others are on my back and stomach. This was by FAR the most painful!

    • ANSWER:
      my foot tattoos (only on my feet, not on my ankles) were swolen for almost the full two weeks of healing. two weeks without shoes or socks in the winter sucks.

  7. QUESTION:
    What could this burning achy sensation in my ankle/foot?
    For the past few weeks, I have (off and on) had a pain at the very top of my foot, where it bends/meets my leg. (Like, same place as my ankle, just in the front). It's an ache, not a sharp pain, but it burns! Anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      it must be a ligament injury.these injuries take long to heal n often keep resurfacing time n again.
      get doctors help n seek medication asap.
      use neoprene ankle support which helps to keep the area warm which speeds healing.
      take care.

  8. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a sprained ankle/foot to heal?
    I sprained my ankle yesterday, how long does it take for it to heal?

    I am on crutches with an aircast right now, do you think I will be able to work next week? I work at a restaurant where I cook, I don't move around that much but will I be able to stand and walk a little bit without the crutches next week and the week after?

    • ANSWER:
      i had a aircast for a week and then they took it off,
      but it took me around a week to start walking on that foot.

      god luck.

  9. QUESTION:
    How long are you in a cast for when you break your ankle/foot?
    I might have broken my ankle or foot (probably) and anyone going for x rays and I am just asking this in case, if I did end up breaking something, how long would I be in a cast?

    Plz answer I am going lke tomarrow and it IS most likely broken but anyways plz dont be mean just tell me how long I would have a cast and what would happen after my cast came off.

    • ANSWER:
      Nobody knows because it depends on how it is broken so you need to have the docter look at it and he/she will tell you how long. Hope you get better!!!!

      TTYL on polyvore!!
      ♥ Kaley B

  10. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to learn to snowboard with permanent plantar flexion of right ankle/foot?
    I am left handed and have had previous nerve damage that has left me with permanent plantar flexion of the right foot. I am unable to lift the toes up on that foot. I am wondering how this will affect my ability to learn to snowboard. Are there techniques I can use that will help me turn etc. I appreciate any advice.

    • ANSWER:
      You'll be fine, a majority of snowboarding is in your legs as well as your ankle so if you cant move the toes on one I don't think you will have any problem learning or mastering it. As far as learning techniques, I would suggest getting on the mountain and taking some lessons. If you find that your foot is bothering you then you know its not gonna work. Don't get frustrated if you can't pick up snowboarding quickly though, it has nothing to do with your toes, most people learn slow. Just get out there and try it and decide from there whether its something you'd like to pursue or not.

      Also, although you do need to flex your foot when snowboarding, you do not ever need to lift your toes up. You only have to lean your ankle forward a little and put pressure on the front of your foot when making a toe-turn.

  11. QUESTION:
    How long before I recover from a broken leg, ankle & foot?
    I had a very bad car accident on January the 6th of this year. I broke my right leg (fibula) shattered my ankle and foot (if it wasn't because my leg had a pulse, they would've amputated it). It's been 6 months and I'm still in a lot of pain...I take Percocet 10/325 every 4hrs and sometimes it's not even enough. This makes me wonder if I'll ever be able to walk again (without crutches) and it makes me so sad. Has anybody been in a similar situation? How long did it take you to recover and how was the process? I would really appreciate it if you could help me understand my recovery better. Thank you so much.

    • ANSWER:
      speaking from experience..i broke my leg in 2 place and my wrist in 9 during the same accident.I was out of work for 6 months..i waited and rested as told but also kept stretching and flexing my foot and hand to keep things in motion. if you have had it immobilized for this entire time it will take some rehab.. you may also look at the possibility that your hooked on your pain meds. they will trick your brain into thinking your in pain just so you'll take more. Be careful and good luck

  12. QUESTION:
    What kind of ankle/foot injuries can be the result of walking too much?
    The walking was on relatively even surfaces, but i was on my feet almost constantly for about 8-10 hours. There is tenderness, bruising, and I am unable to bear weight on my left foot. There is no overly visible swelling, however. My mom believes it is simply the result of walking so much, so what ankle/foot injuries have been known to occur with walking and being on foot too much during a day.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you a heavy person? Heavy persons tend to put their weight on the knees and ankles which result in wearing off of cartilage. There is a distinct possibility of arthritis or tendonitis. You need to have a routine check-up with your ortho to confirm whether there is any injury to your ankles because of your work.

  13. QUESTION:
    What is causing this pain in my ankle/foot?
    2 weeks ago I fell down the stairs and upon getting up, I found it incredibly painful to walk and put pressure on my right foot. My ankle hurt at first but after a week the pain in my ankle has gone but the pain still remains in my right foot and walking is still quite painful. My right foot feels slightly lumpy and it hurts if I press down on it. Have I done something severe or is it just bruised and swollen?

    • ANSWER:
      TBH i would go to the doctors as it sounds like you have done some damage.

  14. QUESTION:
    I'm getting surgery on my ankle/foot, do i have to wear a hospital gown or can i wear old shorts and a tshirt?
    I don't do hospital gowns. Last year i needed a chest x-ray for my pneumonia and i only had off my shirt and i had a full on panic attack. I'd rather suffer with my ankle than wear one so is it possible for me to avoid it?

    • ANSWER:
      It really depends on what type of surgery and anesthesia they will be using. Under general anesthesia they typically use a breathing tube after your out due to the fact all your muscles relax. It may also make you lose control of certain bodily functions which is why they suggested that I take EVERYTHING off(I hated that). However I have had surgery where I go to where my underclothes, shorts and my other shoe. Call your dr and/or location of the surgery to find out if what is required and if there is any way they can accomadate your anxiety. There is a good possibility they can work with you if they have enough notice. Just be aware that there are potentially 3 different sets of policies you may be dealing with depending on the drs practice.
      1. The doctors
      2. The anesthesiologist
      3. The facility (hospital or surgery center)
      So make sure you cover all your bases.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I break my ankle foot hand or wrist to get a cast?
    I want to get a cast for 2 reasons, I have a cast fetish and I want out of baseball. I know it will hurt and I'm not doing this for attention. I just want to know the simplest quickest method of doing this. And don't tell me not to do it I'm just going to so it either way.

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  16. QUESTION:
    How long should you wait to run on a sprained ankle/foot?
    If the pain is going away each day and its been like12 days since the incident, how long do you think I should wait to go running again? Without causing more damage.

    • ANSWER:
      about 6 weeks to be fully healed.

      4 weeks and you will feel completely better..

      6 weeks so that you would be able to run again.

      all really depends on how bad you sprained it too!

      edit- you actually didn't mention how you sprained it or how bad it was sprained.. 4-6 weeks would be for a minimally sprained ankle.. if you completely fell over and swollen foot, PT , Orthovisits and the whole shabang... it will be 7-10 months.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I properly care for my ankle/foot tattoo?
    I got my tattoo 3 days ago, and my tattoo artist told me to wash it 2-3 times daily and to apply the provided antimicrobial lotion. I have A&D ointment, but I am not sure if it is safe to use it, considering I have not used it yet. Is it safe to start using the A&D ointment now?
    Thank you all for your responses!!

    • ANSWER:
      yes. wash it with antibacterial soap 2-3 times a day like he said, and then apply the a&d ointment 5-7 times a day. you have to keep it moist with the a&d for the first 7 days, then switch to a scent free lotion until the tattoo is finished flaking. hope this helped!

  18. QUESTION:
    How Bad Does A Ankle/Foot Tattoo Hurt?
    I really want to get a tattoo, on my ankle/foot area. It'd be an ankle bracelet going down to the top of my foot. I have a tattoo on my wrist, and I took the pain of that really well, but the idea of getting a tattoo in such a bony area scares me. Someone please let me know, so I can be prepared for a lot of pain.

    • ANSWER:
      First of all u can never go by what anyone tells u it all depends on your pain tolerence,the detail of the tattoo,how many vaines/bones it will hit, and how good your artist it.

      I have a pretty good tolerence for pain when it comes to tattoos and I have both a foot and ankle tattoo. The one on my ankle didnt hurt at all but the one on my foot was fairly painful. Dont worry tho onve its over it stops hurting. Also they have this lovely product now that most shops have they can use to help numb it eityher during or after depends on what shop u go to and what product u have.

      I suggest doing alot of research on ur artist and ur shop. make sure they are expirence and willing to discuss your concerns with you. Talk to your artist and find out how many tattoos they have done it that area and of that size.

      Hope that helps

  19. QUESTION:
    Are Nike Free 5.0 v4 good for free running or should i be concerned about my ankle/foot?
    Just bought some Nike Free 5.0 v4s' and was wondering if they are gonna be okay to free run / parkour in!

    • ANSWER:
      Yeah, you should be fine. I don't recommend using them for regularly running long distances, I have some and only use them for my cross country and some track events. I would be a little careful about the ankles though because they don't have a ton of support.

  20. QUESTION:
    How do you know if you've sprain your ankle/foot?
    My sister fell off a tree and wants to know for sure if she sprain it or not

    • ANSWER:
      Pain, tenderness, and swelling are some of the symptoms associated with a Sprained ankle.
      If the swelling and pain are slight and your sister can put weight on the ankle, the sprain is mild and you may not need medical attention.
      Your sister should use this method:
      RICE
      Rest= rest the sprained area
      Ice=Ice it for 10-20 minutes every 3 to 4 hours or so (or 4 to 8 times a day)
      Compression=bandage it, compress it, restrict a little movement for the ankle but not too much as it will get stiff and sore
      Elevation=Take a few pillows and elevate it as much as you can

      I hope I helped, and I hope your sister has a fast recovery.
      Your a good brother, as I know my brother wouldn't go on Yahoo answers and ask about a sprained ankle for his sister!
      Your a good person!

  21. QUESTION:
    My right ankle and/or foot hurts and feels stiff in the morning, what is this?
    So when i wake up my ankle/foot hurts and is sore feeling or stiff feeling but as i get the morning going the feelin goes away. it may disappear completely as the day goes on or just a little lingering feeling is there. what can this be? i am very active with playing basketball like 3-5 times a week, but i havent had any injuries to that area of my body in a while, thank god, so i am wondering what is going on? any help would be appreciated.

    • ANSWER:
      The arch of your foot may be injured. Any pain when u go on tippy-toes? it happened to me and the problem went after wearing a special insole (prescribed by the podiatrist). This happens with aging and prolonged standing. If the pain persists then do consult a professional.

  22. QUESTION:
    How do you care for a sprained ankle/foot.?
    I'm having a lot of pain and can hardly walk. I'm not going to the ER so do you have any other suggestions as to what I can do. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First, you should put it in the ice bucket to help relax the affected area. You should do this for the first couple of days. Ice water reduces the chances of swelling and reduces the pain you are experiencing. Also, take Motrin, Tylenol, Medipren or Advil to help relieve the pain. You can also buy elastic bandages, which will also decrease the chances of swelling, but you have to put it on tight enough. It is okay if it slightly reduces blood flow in that area. It should not be too tight -just so it stays in one place.

      A MRI or an X-ray are good possible options because they will reveal any broken bones or torn ligaments (connects bones).

      When you are sleeping, it is a good idea to put a few pillows under your legs because gravity will decrease blood flow that is going to that area and remove any extra buildup of sticky/thick fluid, thus decreasing chances of swelling. Try to sleep facing up.

      Make sure to do some random ankle movements so you can notice any changes. It usually takes 1-5 months for it to heal. After a couple of weeks, yoga or exercises for the lower leg can be done.

      Put some cotton balls under in your shoes because it will act as a shock absorber. Limping will cause you to put more weight on the opposite leg which is favorable.

  23. QUESTION:
    Is there a way to break you leg/ankle/foot on purpose painlessly?
    I'm not planning on doing this myself, it's for my biology essay and I'm just curious if there is a way to do this. Many thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      it would be a very painful event if there were no pain medicine applied to area of some form.

  24. QUESTION:
    Fastest way to heal a sore ankle/foot?
    I hurt my ankle/foot while running. I can walk normally with little pain, but when I try to run, I have a limp. I'm pretty sure it's not a sprain as I've had one of those before and this doesn't hurt anywhere near as bad. Not quite sure what I did to it. Any ideas on how I can help it heal as quickly as possible? Besides an ice pack, as I've got one of those on it right now. Any help is greatly appreciated :-)

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  25. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have carpal tunnel syndrome in your ankle/foot?
    numb toes on outside of foot ,needle stimulation feeling in ball and heel,stiifness in joint and arch,especially in mornings!

    • ANSWER:
      There is a similar structure to the carpal tunnel in the foot called the tarsal tunnel, with nerves and tendons and such. I tried to translate the emedicine article in parentheses for you.

      "Tarsal tunnel syndrome is a multifaceted compression neuropathy manifested typically by pain and paresthesias (pins and needles) radiating from the inner ankle distally (away) and, occasionally, proximally (toward the top of the leg); these findings may have a variety of causes. These causes can be categorized as extrinsic, intrinsic, or tensioning factors in the development of signs and symptoms.

      Extrinsic causes may contribute to the development of tarsal tunnel syndrome. Examples include external trauma due to crush injury, stretch injury, fracture, dislocations of the ankle and hindfoot, and severe ankle sprains.

      Local causes may be intrinsic causes of neuropathy. Examples include space-occupying masses, localized tumors, bony prominences, and a venous plexus within the tarsal canal.

      Nerve tension caused by a valgus (distorted) foot can cause symptoms identical to those of a nerve compression.

      Symptoms vary from individual to individual, but findings generally include the following: sensory disturbance that varies from sharp pain to loss of sensation, motor disturbance with resultant atrophy of intrinsic musculature(weak muscles), and gait abnormality (walking funny).

      A hindfoot valgus deformity may potentiate the symptoms of tarsal tunnel syndrome because it may increase tension due to an increase in eversion (inward rolling of the ankle, hard to do) and dorsiflexion (point toe)."

      It doesn't sound like this is your problem; yours sounds more like too tight shoes or maybe some arthritis or neuropathy from one of he sciatic nerve branches. No way to tell without going to a health care provider, so they can conduct a proper physical exam. Good luck to you, and enjoy your time off from running.

  26. QUESTION:
    How can I make my own ankle/foot weights?
    Firstly, is this a good way to gain thigh muscles?
    And I did just put adjustable weight parts into socks and put the socks on...yea thats really cheap and tacky, but then it just strecthes the sock to be really long and its mostly holding it up instead of exercising... Any good ideas to make some?

    • ANSWER:
      Go out and spend the money to have nice ones that will last a while. Be careful though, as they can be bad for your knees

  27. QUESTION:
    I get alot of pains and cramps and tingly pins and needles sensation in my leg/ankle/foot? What could it be?
    Sometimes when i get up i go all dizzy and my legs actually tremble and then collapse? I am going to a doctors appointment later today but just wondered what you all had or thought ! Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      It could be a case of arthiritis. I do have that, and every time I see a doctor, he asks me for urine test to know the level of uric acid. He would prescribe me a dose of Zyloric pills, and to have a lot of water. It use to be to my relief. But I have also been told too much intake of the above pill may infect kidneys. But please do not worry. There are other less violent methods. Pranayam, Ashana, etc. (the Indian ways of healing pain) really helps. It reminds me of Ramdev's exercises. Just try. Meanwhile, best wishes for speedy recovery

  28. QUESTION:
    How can I break my ankle; foot; leg and be on crutches with a cast?
    ( friends weird... She wants to know...?)

    • ANSWER:
      Why put your self through that much pain?

  29. QUESTION:
    What should I expect with ankle/foot tattoo?
    I'm getting my first tattoo -- a vine that will wrap around my ankle and snake down about one or two inches down the front of my foot. In other words, the vine won't reach that "hump bone" that's on top of my foot. I plan to visit my chosen tat artist this afternoon, but I'm curious as what to expect when getting an ankle/foot tattoo ... what things do I have to take into consideration? Will I be able to wear socks and boots while it's healing (I have to dress a certain way for work)? Do I have to stay off my feet? Will it hurt like hell?

    • ANSWER:
      Before he got the started on my foot my tattoo artist told me that it was going to fade. Period. The skin on the hands and feet is really thin. This means that it is tough to get the ink to the right level. When I sat it was one of the more painful places to get it done. But it wasn't to the point where I would say don't get one there. I was instructed not to wear anything that covered my tattoo for 4 days or until the scab was gone. To tell you the truth I don't think I would have wanted to wear anything on it because it would irritate the skin. However, when all was said and done. It is one of my favorite tattoos. I took care of it and followed my tattoo artist's instructions to the T. I have gotten one touch up and I really don't feel like it has faded all that bad. I hope you go through with it and I hope it comes out well. good luck.

  30. QUESTION:
    How can I tell if my ankle/foot is broken?
    yesterday I was playing basketball and i fell and hurt my foot. I can put a little weight on it but I can't rotate it without it hurting badly. It is bruised slightly, and swollen. It is sensitive to touch also. What do you think?
    yesterday I was playing basketball and i fell and hurt my foot. I can put a little weight on it but I can't rotate it without it hurting badly. It is bruised slightly, and swollen. It is sensitive to touch also. Also when I did it My foot went all tingly and I was shaky all over. What do you think?

    • ANSWER:
      its just swollen

  31. QUESTION:
    Anyone know where I can buy a metal and leather AFO (ankle foot orthosis brace) ?
    I have checked ebay, amazon, and combed through google's search engine numerous times.

    Looking for one similar to this device. Would like to find one that is already made, so that I can avoid paying 0 for a custom one.
    I am not using this for medical reasons, but for theatrical purposes. Any idea.
    Thank you.

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  32. QUESTION:
    How can you treat a swollen ankle/foot?
    So my mom fell last week and sprained her ankle and now its like purple-ish idk if its bruised or wat? but does anyone know how to treat that?
    Oh and her foot wasnt purple until today...

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  33. QUESTION:
    i fell and badly bruised/sprained ankle/foot a week ago.and a week later it still hurts pretty bad when i walk?
    i had an xray after i fell which came back ok, and all the swelling and most of the bruising has now gone. but it feels like the bones in the bottom of my foot and inner ankle are really painful when i walk.also it sometimes makes a cracking sound...is all this normal after an injury??im worried in case its arthritis.

    • ANSWER:
      If you've been limping and not putting any weight on it at all then it's probably just not healing properly. You should only be resting a sprained ankle for a couple of days then you need to try and walk on it as you usually would. Yes I know it's painful but unless you want it to take a long time to heal and be weak for the rest of your life then you need to do it.
      It's very unlikely to be arthritis unless you suffer from it anyway? Arthritis is an inflammation of the joint, that's what the word means.
      If it's not showing any signs of improvment within 3/4 days (assuming you've been walking properly) then ask your doc to check it over.
      I don't know which foot it is but no driving until you can do an emergency stop, to be honest you should be able to do that by now, maybe in the next few days you will though.
      Oh and also you don't need to use any ice as there's no swelling. No rest, no ice, no elevation, you shouldn't need any of that, you're past that point now.
      Good Luck

  34. QUESTION:
    Is my ankle/foot broke cuz my vein is popped and it hurts really bad?
    I was doing roundoffs and hurt my ankle. my mom wont take me to the doctor so I thought I could ask you guys. thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      not to be mean and judgemental but your mom is an idiot, she needs to take you to a doctor if you are having pain. sorry, but i see your mom as neglecting you. depends how long it's been happening for, sometimes it's gout which is VERY painful. i would go to a doctor in a couple days if it doesn't get better

  35. QUESTION:
    What are some movies where a character breaks a leg/ankle/foot or is aided by the paramedics? School project.?
    I am working on a creative semester project for an anatomy course and would like to use some video clips of how well they portray the reality of patient care and injuries. Let me know if you can think of any. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Varsity Blues, a football player gets injured

  36. QUESTION:
    would it hurt really badly to get a tattoo on my leg/ankle/foot?
    it's of a flower that stretches up from the arch of my foot around my ankle and about halfway up my leg. would that be more painful around the foot and ankle than other areas like my calf?

    • ANSWER:
      This question has been asked over and over again. Tattoos all hurt to some degree, it is a needle going in and out of your skin. As to how much, no one can tell you. That is up to you and your body. What hurts me might not hurt you or it could hurt you more. The bottom line is that the pain is only temporary and will be gone. The tattoo is forever. If your worried about the pain, you don't want the tattoo enough and shouldn't get it. If you really wanted the tattoo you wouldn't even be thinking about the pain. Look at all the people walking around with tattoos all over the body, if it was that bad you wouldn't see everyone with one. Good Luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    What does Ankle pain when pointing my foot mean?
    On the top inside of my left foot/ankle I get a severe pulling pain whenever I point my foot. I can role my foot to the side and everything.
    This only happens when my leg is strait, it doesn't hurt if my knee is bent. But it's getting to the point where it starts throbbing whenever I wear shoes.

    Please help me, I haven't had an trauma or injurious incident.

    If anyone knows what is wrong, help regarding treatment would be appreciated.
    Thank you for any help.

    • ANSWER:
      You probably injured one of the tendons or ligaments in the picture below (see wiki link).

      Tendinitis (also referred to as tendonitis) is an inflammation of the tendon. Tendinitis of the ankle can involve the Achilles tendon, the posterior tibial tendon, or the peroneal tendon. This condition usually results from trauma but can result from underlying inflammatory diseases or illnesses such as reactive arthritis (formerly called Reiter's syndrome), rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. All forms of tendinitis cause pain, swelling, and tenderness in the tendon area involved

      Have a doctor look at it to make sure it is not a blood clot in the leg (see the youtube video below).

  38. QUESTION:
    I hurt my foot/ankle 4 weeks ago, the ankle was not broke. How long with there be pain,swelling, and bruising?
    I also have a big knot on the side of my foot. And know the swelling is going up my ankle/lower calf. And lots of pain on the top and side of my foot.

    • ANSWER:

  39. QUESTION:
    What do you think is wrong with my foot/ankle?
    I have intermittent but sharp shooting pains from my ankle to the top of my foot. There's a small knot where the pain is, and there's also fluid or a fluid-like feeling just around my ankle bone.

    What do you think this could be? I've had the pain for a few months now.

    • ANSWER:
      Many times this can be caused by a misalignment of the foot and ankle bones.

      I would recommend going to a chiropractor. They specialize in working with joints and they should be able to realign your foot and ankle. This will take the pressure off the bone and restore your function.

      If this is something more severe ( as a previous responder mentioned), the chiropractor will be able to diagnose the problem and refer you to the necessary specialist.

      I really wish you the best

  40. QUESTION:
    Could my sore foot/ankle be from years of driving a stickshift?
    I have driven a stickshift for almost 20 years now. Every car i have owned has been a stick. I love sticks shifts. Lately i have been having alot of pain in my ankle and foot. It comes and goes. Has anyone ever heard of a connection between foot problems and driving a stickshift?
    I am thinking of buying a new car soon - possibly a Jeep Wrangler. I dont know if i should get a stick or just go to a automatic. I had a stick shift Jeep before and it was such a blast to drive. I dont know if a automatic would be as fun.

    • ANSWER:
      I have not heard that one. I have always owned manuals also and have never had a problem. I own a manual Jeep and my dad has an automatic. My Jeep is a lot more fun to drive. I personally do not like Jeep automatic transmissions. They feel weak and do not have hard enough shift points.

  41. QUESTION:
    Will soaking my ankle/foot in ice water temporarily decrease it's natural size?
    I got some damn ankle bracelets stuck on! They slide on ok and now a few days later they won't come off I don't have a pliers or anythign they are metal.Can I soak my foot to help ease them off? they seem to get stuck by my heel.
    lol i know it sounds stupid but i think my ankle is a little swollen from trying to force it off, it's not sterling silver it's their starting to turn green and itching like crazy

    • ANSWER:
      Borrow Plyers or or Wire Cutters?

      maybe get a lighter and hold it to one part, and til it weakens then you should be able to eventually twist it off etc..

      Cut it hahaha

      your foot would shrink

  42. QUESTION:
    how do you know if you've torn or damaged a ligament in ur ankle/foot?
    i was playing a match and twisted my ankle and had to come off.its 3 days later and my ankle is still sore.it hurts to walk and i have a bad enough limp but there is no sign of swelling or bruising any one got any ideas of what the problem is?

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  43. QUESTION:
    How can i take care of my foot/ankle tattoo?
    Three days ago i got a scorpion on the side of my foot that wraps around my ankle. When i got it i only had boots so i wore those. I have been wearing socks, boots, and booties ever since. It has also been severely swollen like i have a giant foot! I heard people say that you are not supposed to shower or bathe with them for long periods of time. Was wearing boots the wrong idea? And how can i take care of it? I use A&D ointment twice a day by the way. . .

    • ANSWER:
      You should definitely not be wearing enclosed shoes. Stop wearing shoes asap before it is properly scabbed. The tattoo is a wound and it needs to breathe. It is probably swollen because you sock is aggrivating it.

      It is okay to get it wet in the shower, even to give it a gentle wash over with water (no soap or shower gel) and pat it dry carefully with a clean towel. After day 1 or 2 you should be using some unscented lotion to keep it moisturised. You know you can buy cream specialised for tattoos (ie, Protat, Tattoo Goo etc).

      Do not scratch or pick the scabs/peeling in any way, because if those scabs come off before they are ready, they'll pull out bits of the ink with them and you'll end up with a patchy tattoo. Cream should be applied twice daily for about 2 weeks, then maybe once daily for a while after that. Then after about a month just your regular body moisturising routine will be fine. Remember that your tattoo needs to be protected from the sun, so no sun until she's fully healed, then ample sunscreen after that.

      :)

      P.S. Your artist should have given you a care sheet, give them a kick in the butt for that.

  44. QUESTION:
    What did I do to my foot/ankle in a soccer game?
    I went in to kick the ball after it had gained some momentm in the air and it kich the very top part of my foot instead of the middle. It now hurts when I put wieght on it and
    /or move it the wrong way. It hurts on the inside of my ankle to the left of that big vien (right foot by the way) and also it hurts on the outside of my foo just in front of the ankle. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      First, elevate and ice the foot when you can. The foot has about 12,000 parts more in it than a Nascar engine, so it's on the complicated side. If you can walk, wiggle your toes and rotate your ankle, it's probably not horrible news.

      If you're in school, consult a phyical education teacher or someone in the school health office. It could be a deep bruise, a pulled tendon or cartilage, or a popped vein. Who knows? Maybe even a break. Be careful on it, and don't wait too long to get it seen if it continues to hurt, or begins to hurt or swell more.

  45. QUESTION:
    What's a good way to stretch the front of the ankle/top of the foot?
    I've been going to the gym and jogging around the track a few times a week to try to get in better shape. I usually stretch after I warm up and after I'm done, but the one area that still feels sore afterward is my foot/ankle area, a little lower than my shin. I don't really know a good way to stretch this. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      You could try pointing your feet downwards and making circular motions with each of your feet

  46. QUESTION:
    What have I done to my ankle/foot?
    Hi all, 3 days ago I went into a 50-50 with someone in a football match and came outbworse. After 3 days I can't put my weight on my foot but the isn't any bruising or swelling but I can rotate my ankle without pain, it's a mystery to me and I don't want to go to the doctors because all they'll say is rest it, anyone got a clue or had similar experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      What do you want us to tell you? That your foot needs amputating? That you've crippled yourself????? Sounds like a strained ligament. Rest it.

  47. QUESTION:
    How to heal a sprained foot/ankle quickly?
    I twisted by foot at basketball camp the other day and am going back tomorrow...how long does it take to heal a sprained foot/ankle normally?

    • ANSWER:
      Medications that is Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may be recommended to reduce pain and inflammation. In some cases, prescription pain medications are needed to provide adequate relief. For more details- http://www.medfoot.com/art_ankle-sprains.html

  48. QUESTION:
    how to get crutches and a cast on your led eg.. break your leg/ankle/foot esily?
    dont tell me not to i dont care about the pain i just dont want my parents to think it was on purpose. so i need a believable story on how i did it .

    • ANSWER:
      jump out of the car... or fall off of the roof

      just dont be too stupid

      or just fake it

  49. QUESTION:
    Sprained ankle, foot, and achilles tendinitis?
    I was diagnosed with a sprained ankle, sprained foot, and achilles tendinitis on Monday. I have been wearing an Aircast and wrapping to foot to reduce the swelling. I am already feeling slightly better and I was wondering if I was healing already or if maybe I have just gotten used to the pain? I don't plan on taking the brace off anytime soon, but when can I stop wrapping my ankle?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably the swelling has gone done some hence the better feeling. Do not unwrap or go without the brace for at least 6 weeks. Muscles, ligaments and tendons take a long time to heal. Give your body the chance to heal right.

  50. QUESTION:
    ankle foot injury less pain bearing weight?
    I hurt my ankle/foot last night and it actually hurts more when I'm off of it. It's not very swollen and I have only a small bruise on it. Does that even make sense?

    • ANSWER:
      I skateboard and I have had alot of problems like that. One thing that Im sure you have heard before is "walk it off". That is great advice. Usally when it hurts more to not be on it it could mean that your musecles are not holding something together and its touching a brused place. But when your walking or standing it is pushing it away from that place.