- 1 How do I know if my foot injury is serious?
- 2 How do I know if my leg pain is serious?
- 3 How do you know if you have sprained your leg?
- 4 What happens when you get hit in the thigh?
- 5 Can you wiggle your toes if your foot is broken?
- 6 Can you break a metatarsal and still walk?
- 7 Why are my legs in excruciating pain?
- 8 What does a blood clot in your leg feel like?
- 9 What does a blocked artery in leg feel like?
- 10 How long does a leg muscle strain take to heal?
- 11 How do you tell if a tendon is torn or strained?
- 12 How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your leg?
- 13 When should I worry about a bruised thigh?
- 14 What is the fastest way to heal a deep thigh bruise?
- 15 How serious is a thigh contusion?
How do I know if my foot injury is serious?
You should make a doctor’s appointment after a foot injury if:
- you feel pain in your foot for most of the day and it’s been a few weeks since your injury.
- you have swelling that isn’t getting better two to five days after your injury.
- you feel tingling, numbness, or burning pain—especially in the bottom of your foot.
How do I know if my leg pain is serious?
Call for immediate medical help or go to an emergency room if you:
- Have a leg injury with a deep cut or exposed bone or tendon.
- Are unable to walk or put weight on your leg.
- Have pain, swelling, redness or warmth in your calf.
- Hear a popping or grinding sound at the time of a leg injury.
How do you know if you have sprained your leg?
The symptoms of a sprain include: pain, swelling, bruising, and not being able to use the joint. In addition to pain, the symptoms of a strain include: muscle spasms, swelling, cramping, and trouble moving. It is important to see a doctor if you have a painful sprain or strain.
What happens when you get hit in the thigh?
A quadriceps contusion happens when someone gets hit very hard in the thigh. The force makes the muscle tear and bleed. It also can tear the sheath that covers the quadriceps muscles. Most quadriceps contusions happen from playing sports.
Can you wiggle your toes if your foot is broken?
Compound fractures are severe and require immediate medical attention. Loss of Mobility – If you can ‘t say where any of them are broken, wiggle your fingers or toes. If doing so happens to be difficult or painful, you may have a break above that point.
Can you break a metatarsal and still walk?
People sometimes say that it isn’t possible to walk on a broken foot but this is not correct. Whether you can walk on a broken foot depends on which bone is broken (and whereabouts along its length), whether the fracture is displaced, how supportive your shoes are, and your personal tolerance to pain.
Why are my legs in excruciating pain?
Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Some types of leg pain can be traced to problems in your lower spine. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation.
What does a blood clot in your leg feel like?
A blood clot in a leg vein may cause pain, warmth and tenderness in the affected area. Deep vein thrombosis ( DVT ) occurs when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in one or more of the deep veins in your body, usually in your legs. Deep vein thrombosis can cause leg pain or swelling but also can occur with no symptoms.
What does a blocked artery in leg feel like?
Claudication is a symptom of a narrowing or blockage of an artery. Typical symptoms of claudication include: Pain, a burning feeling, or a tired feeling in the legs and buttocks when you walk. Shiny, hairless, blotchy foot skin that may get sores.
How long does a leg muscle strain take to heal?
Recovery time depends on the severity of the injury. For a mild strain, you may be able to return to normal activities within three to six weeks with basic home care. For more severe strains, recovery can take several months. In severe cases, surgical repair and physical therapy may be necessary.
How do you tell if a tendon is torn or strained?
An injury that is associated with the following signs or symptoms may be a tendon rupture:
- A snap or pop you hear or feel.
- Severe pain.
- Rapid or immediate bruising.
- Marked weakness.
- Inability to use the affected arm or leg.
- Inability to move the area involved.
- Inability to bear weight.
- Deformity of the area.
How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your leg?
Check if you have a sprain or strain
- you have pain, tenderness or weakness – often around your ankle, foot, wrist, thumb, knee, leg or back.
- the injured area is swollen or bruised.
- you cannot put weight on the injury or use it normally.
- you have muscle spasms or cramping – where your muscles painfully tighten on their own.
When should I worry about a bruised thigh?
See your doctor if you notice the following: bruises that show no sign of improvement after a week or two. bruises that appear after starting a new medication or supplement. bruises that keep occurring in the same area. bruising that’s severe after a minor bump or injury.
What is the fastest way to heal a deep thigh bruise?
- Wrap thigh with a wet bandage to insulate skin (ace bandage).
- Frequently ice the injury for 10-30 minutes.
- Use crutches for second and third degree contusions.
- Isometric exercises while using ice will control hemorrhaging.
- A thigh sleeve or “donut pad” are often helpful on return to play.
How serious is a thigh contusion?
The contusion is the result of an external force that can damage the muscle but can’t eliminate its function completely. Quadriceps contusions can lead to two serious complications: Compartment Syndrome and myositis ossificans.