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Cellulitis or muscle???
For almost 2months now I have had a red/slightly swollen area on the top of my right foot. It is about 2" long x 1" wide. In the shower (hot water) it gets darker. There is only slight discomfort but I feel it both when I'm standing/sitting/walking. When walking there is greater discomfort. I was wondering if this something related to cellulitis or if it would be more related to muscle/tendon damage, and how I could treat it.
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Sound like it could be a number of different things. Did you injure it? If so it is most likely a bruise. you could be wearing your shoe too tight on that foot and causing bruising. Also could be a blood clot. Blood clots are dangerous and need to be treated by a physician. Is it burning or itching? If so it could be athletes foot or a skin infection. You really should see the doctor to find out what it is.
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Hello,
It can be due to bruise, hematoma under the skin, vascular disease or infection under the skin. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist and then start the treatment.

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.



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