A 23-year-old female asked:
i don't want to go to the doctors and say nothing is wrong. my foot is swollen and so is my ankle. can put pressure on it. walkingboot and crutches?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Go see your doctor: If your foot & ankle are swollen, something's wrong. The good news is that you can put pressure on it so it's less likely to be broken. We typically recommend rice: rest, ice, compression & elevation to help w/injuries. But you didn't mention injury, pain, fever or redness. Fever & redness would make me think of infection which is dangerous. Crutches might be useful if you're dealing w/pain.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
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