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Purple swollen ankle

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Get it evaluated now: This requires immediate evaluation. It is impossible to offer specific advice without being able to visualize the rash and swelling. However, some cau ... Read More
Dr. Ann Holland
28 years experience Podiatry
Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Try : Rice- rest, ice, compression, elevation.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Chasanov
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Swollen ankle: Hi. The more important question is - why is your ankle swollen? Depending on the cause of the ankle swelling will determine the best way to advice on ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
?injury: If it's a sprain, rest,elevation,cold applications and,if you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen are recommended. Don't resume normal activities unti ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Rest..: Rest, ice, elevation, compression with an ACE bandage....
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
What is causing it?: This is key to treatment. Is it from injury, poor venous or lymphatic circulation, kidney problems or condition? One this can be determined, proper tr ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Posner
27 years experience Podiatry
Many things: Swollen ankles can be caused by a list of pathologies. Infection, circulation issues, liver problems, kidney problems, heart problems and others. See ... Read More
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A 86-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Ankle swelling: It could be from heart disease kidney disease liver disease low-protein or sometimes even normal. Some medications has side effect of ankle swelling ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
See physician: Could be venous insufficiency, lymphedema, arthritis or other systemic cause. See physician and find out cause and get treatment.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Maybe: If you are able to move the ankle in all directions and you can walk on it without severe pain then i would not be too concerned..
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 years experience Podiatry
Swelling: If the swelling is pitting, which means it leaves a depression in the skin when you press your finger into it, it can be managed with high voltage ele ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
You need to seek: Medical attention. You may have a fracture or ligament tear.

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