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A 38-year-old female asked:

What could cause pain, bruising and swelling of outer and top of ankle right after running a pain free half marathon?

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
Sprain: Could have sustained a mild sprain during the marathon that becomes apparent after the marathon
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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Pretty typical: for any inflammation that it takes 12-36 hrs for it to appear/peak. Ice immediately after a KNOWN injury, and heat after 24 hrs. NSAIDS, rest, maybe some light immobilization. without an exam, I can only give general information but these should get much better in 2-5 days.
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Last updated Nov 27, 2017

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