Re: broken foot with lots of bruising

Without examining your foot I can only answer generally speaking. It is reasonable to assume that the injury included soft tissue as well. There are large numbers of blood vessels in the foot and they probably were crushed as well as the 5th metatarsal. Bone is also very vascular and blood comes out of it too. Blood also spreads through the tissue, gravity accelerates this too. This is why after an initial injury, R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation higher than the heart) are standard. The fact that you do not hurt is not necessarily a measure of the degree of injury.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on June 19, 2005 at 10:59:57:

In Reply to: broken foot with lots of bruising posted by spence on June 18, 2005 at 20:58:31:

A layer of gel combined with a foot cover to help protect metatarsals and toes from friction and pressure. It also ideal for cushioning the ball of foot and provides warmth for people suffering from arthritis or poor circulation to the toes.

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