The topic above really doesn't relate to my question. My boyfriend plays basketball just for fun and recently his foot has been hurting. We thought it was the arch in his foot, the shoes he wears don't have really good arch support. Well we bought a Dr. Scholl's massaging gell Sport replacement insoles today to see if it could help. He only plays once a week and by the time he went to play again the pain in his foot would go away somewhat. Tonight, he jumped up and landed on his foot and heard a loud pop. He just got home and pulled off his sock. The place in his foot where the pain is coming from is back in the same place but now the spot is is bulging out of place and is purple. We don't have health insurance, is there something we can do?
The symptoms are suggestive of a muscle strain or a ligament sprain. The bluish discoloration can be due to rupture of the superficial blood vessels causing bruising and hematoma formation. Ask your boyfriend to apply cold compresses and take some anti inflammatory analgesic like Diclofenac. If the symptoms persist then he may need to get xray foot or MRI of the foot to rule out any fracture and other soft tissue injuries.
It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.