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Is pitting edema normal in a leg sprain? the foot is normal, only the sprained area is edematous.

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Ankle sprain: It is not unusual to have localized pitting edema after a sprain like you describe. As long as there is no pain, you should be fine. Try using ankle ace bandage to rduce selling.

Answered 9/20/2020

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Yes: Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments.

Answered 3/30/2020

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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Normal: Swelling is reduced on a daily basis with correct treatment.

Answered 1/20/2017

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