Toe, Foot, and Ankle Problems, Noninjury - Check Your Symptoms

Call 911 anytime you think you may need emergency care. For example, call if:

  • Your foot turns pale, white, blue, or cold.

Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

  • You cannot move or stand on your foot.
  • Your foot looks twisted or out of its normal position.
  • Your foot is not stable when you step down.
  • You have signs of infection, such as:
    • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
    • Red streaks leading from the sore area.
    • Pus draining from a place on your foot.
    • A fever.
  • Your foot is numb or tingly.

Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

  • You do not get better as expected.
  • You have bruises from an injury that last longer than 2 weeks.
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