Hello, welcome to Justanswer, I will try to assist you with your medical question, and any medical information you seek
Do you have any medical conditions or take any medication?
I have neuropathy and take Lyrica 300mg twice daily. I also take 600 mg Ibuprofin 3 times daily for artritis. I have spinal stenosis also.
Any history of trauma?
not to the foot
Any redness and swelling?
yes, on the bottom and side of my left foot
Okay, this is not likely neuropathy, it may be a blood clot, I would recommend you have this examined right away
and almost to the top of my foot
red, not a lot of swelling
Are you there?
so, maybe a blood clot in the foot?
Yes, or a stress fracture
ok, now, until I get it checked out, will it help to wrap my foot with an elastic bandage?
or would that pressure make it worse?
It may make it worse, keeping it elevated may help the swelling
Is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
I think not. Thanks
You're quite welcome
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one other thing
I first noticed the pain when I was sitting in a vehicle that had very low seats. I had to cross my legs and instead of the bottom of my foot on the floor, the side of my foot was resting on the floor. could I have gotten a stress fracture from just sitting like that?
That was 48 hrs ago
No, stress fractures occur from repetitive stress or weak bone, so it would not have occurred in one sitting, but over time
but perhaps that aggravated a condition that had been developing? I was wearing shoes at that time, but I usually wear Crox sandals because of my Nueropathy ( which was caused by sciatica years ago).
Yes, it could have aggravated the condition
ok, thanks for your time. I will get it checked.