accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Pui Ming WO » Sat, 18 Dec 1999 04:00:00


I've been running absolutely pain-free for many years.
But last month , while i was in the kitchen trying to get something
from the shelf, a heavy bottle toppled and dropped on my feet,
landing on one toe.
The part of the toe that the bottle hit had *** congestion,
and slight pain.
I thought time will heal it and so i didn't care about it
(not even putting any cream on it to speed up the recovery)

Now it's more than a month now, the toe still feels uncomfortable.
I still run but feel that the foot whose toe was bruised don't feel
the same anymore, as it is
weaker (during running) and at times that toe does have
 some naggling pain (not actually very painful , but an itching/burning
feeling) .
When I look at the toe carefully, i could see there's still black
marks (maybe left by the *** congestion ). When i press on it
hard, it's a bit painful

Is this normal, i.e. it will be uncomfortable after having such
bruises, even years after (i'm 45 . will the effect of accidental injury
stay longer than young people ?).
Any treatment to help to make the foot feel as before ?

 
 
 

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Ian Murra » Sat, 18 Dec 1999 04:00:00

I stubbed my toe badly a couple of years ago, with the same result as you
describe.  It eventually got better, but it took many months, as I recall.
Even if it's broken, there's not much that can be done - just let it heal.



Quote:
> I've been running absolutely pain-free for many years.
> But last month , while i was in the kitchen trying to get something
> from the shelf, a heavy bottle toppled and dropped on my feet,
> landing on one toe.
> The part of the toe that the bottle hit had *** congestion,
> and slight pain.
> I thought time will heal it and so i didn't care about it
> (not even putting any cream on it to speed up the recovery)

> Now it's more than a month now, the toe still feels uncomfortable.
> I still run but feel that the foot whose toe was bruised don't feel
> the same anymore, as it is
> weaker (during running) and at times that toe does have
>  some naggling pain (not actually very painful , but an itching/burning
> feeling) .
> When I look at the toe carefully, i could see there's still black
> marks (maybe left by the *** congestion ). When i press on it
> hard, it's a bit painful

> Is this normal, i.e. it will be uncomfortable after having such
> bruises, even years after (i'm 45 . will the effect of accidental injury
> stay longer than young people ?).
> Any treatment to help to make the foot feel as before ?


 
 
 

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by <bbense+rec.running.Dec.17.. » Sat, 18 Dec 1999 04:00:00

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Quote:
>I've been running absolutely pain-free for many years.
>But last month , while i was in the kitchen trying to get something
>from the shelf, a heavy bottle toppled and dropped on my feet,
>landing on one toe.
>The part of the toe that the bottle hit had *** congestion,
>and slight pain.
>I thought time will heal it and so i didn't care about it
>(not even putting any cream on it to speed up the recovery)

>Now it's more than a month now, the toe still feels uncomfortable.
>I still run but feel that the foot whose toe was bruised don't feel
>the same anymore, as it is
>weaker (during running) and at times that toe does have
> some naggling pain (not actually very painful , but an itching/burning
>feeling) .
>When I look at the toe carefully, i could see there's still black
>marks (maybe left by the *** congestion ). When i press on it
>hard, it's a bit painful

>Is this normal, i.e. it will be uncomfortable after having such
>bruises, even years after (i'm 45 . will the effect of accidental injury
>stay longer than young people ?).
>Any treatment to help to make the foot feel as before ?

- - Sounds like a broken toe to me. At this point the best thing
you can do is to try and increase the *** circulation to the toe.
Don't wear tight shoes. Keep your shoes off as much as possible.
Wear tevas whenever you can. Keep your feet warm.

- - You can try soaking in hot water and epsom salts. Cutting back on
your running might be a good idea as well.

- - Booker C. Bense

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accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Pui Ming WO » Sun, 19 Dec 1999 04:00:00

: you can do is to try and increase the *** circulation to the toe.
Could you suggest ways to improve this *** circulation.
Will running achieve this too. (The toe felt better right after the running)
: Don't wear tight shoes. Keep your shoes off as much as possible.
: Wear tevas whenever you can. Keep your feet warm.
Will it heal eventually ?

 
 
 

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by <bbense+rec.running.Dec.18.. » Sun, 19 Dec 1999 04:00:00

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>: you can do is to try and increase the *** circulation to the toe.
>Could you suggest ways to improve this *** circulation.
>Will running achieve this too. (The toe felt better right after the running)

- - Running will increase your circulation, but if you're damaging
the toe I don't know if will help in the long run.

Quote:
>: Don't wear tight shoes. Keep your shoes off as much as possible.
>: Wear tevas whenever you can. Keep your feet warm.
>Will it heal eventually ?

- - Yes, broken toes heal. I think mine took about 6 weeks, but I
was alot younger then. If you are really concerned, see a doctor.
Taking medical advise from me or anybody else on Usenet is
a pretty stupid thing to do. Wounds that don't heal can have
serious consequences.

- - Booker C. Bense

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accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Johnn » Thu, 23 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Pui Ming,

That "hot" spot you described sounds like how my foot felt when I had
a stress fracture.  I had to get an x-ray and then a bone scan to see
it clearly.  You should get it diagnosed and get medical advise or you
may keep re-injuring it.

Hope you heal soon.

Johnny

Quote:

> I've been running absolutely pain-free for many years.
> But last month , while i was in the kitchen trying to get something
> from the shelf, a heavy bottle toppled and dropped on my feet,
> landing on one toe.
> The part of the toe that the bottle hit had *** congestion,
> and slight pain.
> I thought time will heal it and so i didn't care about it
> (not even putting any cream on it to speed up the recovery)

> Now it's more than a month now, the toe still feels uncomfortable.
> I still run but feel that the foot whose toe was bruised don't feel
> the same anymore, as it is
> weaker (during running) and at times that toe does have
>  some naggling pain (not actually very painful , but an itching/burning
> feeling) .
> When I look at the toe carefully, i could see there's still black
> marks (maybe left by the *** congestion ). When i press on it
> hard, it's a bit painful

> Is this normal, i.e. it will be uncomfortable after having such
> bruises, even years after (i'm 45 . will the effect of accidental injury
> stay longer than young people ?).
> Any treatment to help to make the foot feel as before ?

 
 
 

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Broe » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>If you are really concerned, see a doctor.
>Taking medical advise from me or anybody else on Usenet is
>a pretty stupid thing to do

Does that include the advise to see a doctor?
 
 
 

accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

Post by Jenn e f » Tue, 28 Dec 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Subject: Antw: Re: accidental toe bruises don't go away, why?

>>If you are really concerned, see a doctor.
>>Taking medical advise from me or anybody else on Usenet is
>>a pretty stupid thing to do

>Does that include the advise to see a doctor?

I'll advise you each to seek the advice of a dictionary.

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Jennifer - as for the toe bruises, try leeches (not to be confused with
lawyers)