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A 20-year-old female asked:

Hurt ankle running 2 weeks ago. was only pain when standing/walking, no swelling/bruising. today small bruise developed & pain to touch on ankle bone.

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Roman
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Not unusual: Main trauma prob occurred in this area. Just took little while for bruise to develop. Rest and take some antinflammatory medication. If symptoms continue X-ray may be helpful. Make sure no hairline fracture
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Dr. Doug Mason
Podiatry 35 years experience
Get it checked.: Give it another week. If it does not improve, seek medical advise and have an x-ray to rule out any stress fractures
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Dr. Jocelyn Curry
Podiatry 16 years experience
Sprain or fracture: Sounds like you have an ankle sprain that's not healing well. Noticing a bruise 2 weeks after the injury says "something" is still bleeding under the skin. You may even have a small avulsion fracture associated with the pulled ligament that's just bad enough to cause pain but not stop you from walking. You should definitely get a x-ray and at least an ankle brace in the interim.
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Last updated Jun 18, 2014

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