A 23-year-old female asked:
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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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Dr. Pankaj Desai
42 years experience Internal Medicine
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 on Sep 20, 2020
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Dr. Jason Rudolph
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments.
Answered on Mar 30, 2020
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
13 years experience Podiatry
Normal: Swelling is reduced on a daily basis with correct treatment.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017

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