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why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

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Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done.
Answered on Dec 27, 2019
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle sprain: Get off of it and use crutches, ice, elevation and ibuprofen. You may want to get a x-ray to make sure it's not fractured.
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Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Get it checked: The "slight bruise" suggests the sprain may be worse that it initially appears. Do see your physician and get it checked. Hope that helps.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would not : Walk on it if possible....(I.e crutches). Fractures are usually evident on xrays or MRI if a stress fracture. It sucks when you get differing opino ... Read More
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