I woke up with bruising and swelling on the top of my foot without having injured my foot. See message please.
Yesterday, I noticed a deep ache on the top of my left foot and it was very tender to palpation.
When I woke up this morning, the entire top of my foot (from about 1″ down from the toes to the top of my ankle) is bruised and swollen.
I have had no injury/trauma to my foot that I can think of. I have a clicking sound when I evert my ankle but that’s nothing unusual I’ve had that for a while.
The bruising is more laterally than medially as is the swelling.
When I put my hand on top of my foot, I feel a “grinding” sensation of the tendons (this is new, started today) when I flex my toes and somewhat when I extend them.
It’s painful so I have tried to limit this motion as much as possible today. I don’t have the strongest ankles around and have had some serious sprains in the past to this ankle.
I’m just curious what you think as I can’t remember injuring this ankle in the last few days.
My ankle has been known to “give out” on me but I know it’s been a while since this has happened.
Could this be a tendon injury??
If it continues to be so painful, I’m sure I’ll go see a podiatrist in the next week or two but wanted to get your opinion. Thanks so much.