When to Call the Doctor
Go to a Riverside emergency room if you:
See an exposed bone or tendon
- Are unable to walk or put weight on your foot
Have severe pain with swelling
It's time to make an appointment with your doctor if you have:
Swelling that doesn't go down in two or three days.
- Signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, tenderness, or you have a fever over 100 F (37.8 C).
- Ankle swelling, stiffness and pain that are worse in the morning or after you've been active.
- Burning, tingling or numbness in your feet.
Moderate pain that is getting worse or is interfering with your normal activities for more than a week
If you have questions about your foot or ankle pain, call Riverside's Ask-A-Nurse at (757) 595-6363 or 800-675-6368 for additional help.