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A 26-year-old female asked:

My friends left ankle is swollen to the point it caused splitting and red tenderness on the ackelise tendon he also have red dots that look like ingrown hairs or pimples spreading upwords between ball of foot and lower shin painful feels better or at leas

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Concerning: Sounds consistent with serious infection that can compromise the tendon or joint or that can spread quickly through skin and even get into blood. Needs urgent evaluation.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Should see: A doctor. It is unclear from your description if an infection is present.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
PAINFUL ANKLE: SOUNDS LIKE A PROBLEM WITH THE TENDONS OR THE MUSCLES IN THE ANKLE. THESE CAN BE DUE TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: A FRACTURE, A SPRAIN, TENDINITIS, A TENDON TEAR, ARTHRITIS, ETC. HE UNDOUBTEDLY NEEDS AN X-RAY, POSSIBLY AN MRI AND A CAT SCAN. DO NOT WAIT!! GET HIM TO HIS PCP WITH ALL DELIBERATE SPEED!

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Last updated Nov 12, 2015

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