A 23-year-old female asked:
Is pitting edema normal in a leg sprain? the foot is normal, only the sprained area is edematous.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pankaj Desaianswered
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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.
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Dr. Jason Rudolphanswered
30 years experience
Yes: Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloopanswered
Podiatry 15 years experience
Normal: Swelling is reduced on a daily basis with correct treatment.
823 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 20, 2020
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