Bruised arch

This past July I pushed off with my left foot to jump and I felt a snap in the arch. It hurt to even stretch my foot! I put ice on it immediately but over the course of several days, the arch area turned purple and blue and I had arch pain. Now, it still hurts in the morning when I get up and put weight on it. Also, I must be walking differently because the outer part of my right food is also having pain. What caused the bruising and why does it still hurt months later? Besides seeing a doctor, who will tell me to lose 20 pounds, is there anything I can do to relieve the pain?

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    Hello and thank you for your question. I would definately see a Doctor as it sounds like you ruptured your plantar fascia or possbly a muscle in the foot. When you tear a muscle or fascia it will of course bleed which leads to the bruising. To visualize the tear you will need to get an MRI. You will then be able to discuss recommendations based on the MRI. Good luck!

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