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
Dr. Pankaj Desai answered
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
Dr. Jason Rudolph answered
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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