Aa
MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Aa
A
A
A
Close
Avatar universal

Help! 17yr old daughters foot purple and swollen

My daughters foot turns purple any time it’s not elevated. She can’t walk on it because of weakness, burning and pins and needles. It’s ice cold and swollen. We’ve been to ER 3x now. She had MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, Ultrasound and bloodwork and still no diagnosis. She does not know how it started. One day her whole leg started hurting then it was her calf and not her foot. Any advice would be wonderful as I am feeling a bit defeated. She has a neurologist appt scheduled for 11/30, the earliest they can get her in.
1 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
Avatar universal
Keep in mind that the ER is not your doctor.  They will only try to deal with the urgent situation.  If the problem persists you have to see a doctor.  It's possible in this case the proper doc to see is an orthopedic surgeon, as neurologist mainly deal in issues with the brain and the nervous system and this might be a nerve problem but even if it is, why is a problem?  The question would be, did this happen after something happened to that area, such as twisting an ankle or something that might have injured the Achilles tendon.  Those are issues for an orthopedic surgeon.  
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Orthopedics Community

Popular Resources
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.
Tips for preventing one of the most common types of knee injury.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
How to bounce back fast from an ankle sprain - and stay pain free.
Patellofemoral pain and what to do about it.
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.