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A 23-year-old female asked:

Sprained ankle 3 weeks ago.not swollen just sore.haven't been to ortho.but now tendon feels rubbery and lumpy.what's wrong and how will it get fixed?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Sounds like stretched tendon. Most likely treated with immobilization.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
When someone sprains: An ankle the sprain is usually to the lateral collateral ligaments. Not to a tendon. The peroneals could be sprained in addition. I am not sure what you mean by rubbery and lumpy as I have never in 19 years of practicing heard that. I would recommend ice, and an ankle brace. Consider physical therapy, and see a foot/ankle doc. Good luck.

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