A 16-year-old female asked:
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i you have already torn ligaments in your foot and then injure the same foot again and it doesn't swell what does that mean?

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Dr. Kelvin Barry
17 years experience Podiatry
Nothing to tear: Since ligaments are already torn they wont be anymore tearing with a new injury so no swelling. Also, you may not have injured it enough to produce any noticeable swelling.
Answered on Oct 6, 2013
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Dr. Kelvin Barry
17 years experience Podiatry
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See a podiatrist right away
Sep 23, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Means: Just what you said you injured it but no swelling. It still may show up but if injury is to same spot get it checked.
Answered on Sep 24, 2013
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