Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foot Contusion Overview

What is a foot contusion?
A person with a foot contusion has a bruise to the foot. A bruise is a collection of blood beneath the skin, caused by blood vessels that have broken at the time of an injury. A contusion may be due to a direct blow, a sprain, or a fracture.

What are the symptoms of a foot contusion?
Symptoms of a foot contusion include foot pain, foot swelling, foot tenderness, and bruising. Some may complain of foot numbness.

How does the doctor treat a foot contusion?
Treatment for a foot contusion may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, use of crutches, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain control.

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Last Updated: May 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foot Contusion References
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