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Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe sprain: This sounds like a third degree (possibly second degree) sprain involving teating of the supporting ligament of the ankle and pooling of blood either into the musvle or the ankle joint itself. Obtain immediate orthopedic evaluation. Advise immediate rest, ice, compression and elevation, aircast splint and er if symtoms worsen. Ok to use advol or aleve (naproxen) for pain and swelling. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Ankle pain, swelling and randomly bruising. Being told I'm too young to have any "problems". I've had multiple fractures and sprains in the past?

Ankle pain, swelling and randomly bruising. Being told I'm too young to have any "problems". I've had multiple fractures and sprains in the past?

Chronicle ankle pain: You should be seen by a "real doctor." You may need an MRI to assess soft tissue damage in the ankle. "Problems" are usually not age determinate. Whoever told you that. ..stay away, assuming it was a doc. Go see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

Depends: Numbness can be caused fro swelling Crush injuries are always tough. If it doesn't improve or gets worse over the next 2-3 days, have it checked for any fractures. Use ice, rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more

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7 days ago sprained ankle. Still severe pain, bruising & swelling. Keep it iced and elevated. What's the next move. Told 1 dr it's broke 2 said no.?

7 days ago sprained ankle. Still severe pain, bruising & swelling. Keep it iced and elevated. What's the next move. Told 1 dr it's broke 2 said no.?

I would not: Walk on it if possible.... (I.e crutches).
Fractures are usually evident on xrays or MRI if a stress fracture.
It sucks when you get differing opinoins as your hoping to be given expert advice and you yourself are not expected to be able to read an xray or MRI....
So sorry about that. How different is the treatment plan between the two? Since your in pain, err on the side of caution.. ...Read more

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I have minor ankle pain which does not increase with exercise but I have had it for two months. There is no swelling or bruising. What should I do?

I have minor ankle pain which does not increase with exercise but I have had it for two months. There is no swelling or bruising. What should I do?

Ankle pain: There are many structures in the ankle. There are several ligaments and a cartilage covered bone called the Talus which acts as a "ball bearing" between the foot and leg which can get injured. If your pain is two months in duration, it's time to get an X-ray/MRI.

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Ankle pain on outer side of right. I was at MORP last night and when I was dancing I rolled sideways on it. Mild bruising and swelling. Pain when walk.

Ankle pain on outer side of right. I was at MORP last night and when I was dancing I rolled sideways on it. Mild bruising and swelling. Pain when walk.

Be examined: If you have stopped growing, this is most likely a ligamentous injury. This is managed with elevation, cold packs every 2 hours, limited activity and NSAIDs. See your doctor if you are not improving or there is any concern for a fracture. All the best. ...Read more

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Ankle pain in right ankle started Friday. No bruising or swelling. Pain was already subsiding by Sunday. Somebody said it could be a blood clot.

Ankle pain in right ankle started Friday. No bruising or swelling. Pain was already subsiding by Sunday. Somebody said it could be a blood clot.

Small chance...: As you describe your symptoms, it sounds more like a strain or minor sprain in the ankle. The suspicion of a clot seems very low, but cannot be ruled out 100% without a closer evaluation. As the ankle pain subsides, it will be interesting to see if any residual bruising begins to show. ...Read more

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Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.

Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.

5th met base: The peroneal tendon attaches to the 5th met base area. In some severe ankle sprain cases the tendon can pull hard enough to fracture the bone- adulation fracture. Should have an X-ray performed on your foot to confirm if broken or not. Otherwise it's treated like an ankle sprain and you need a brace. Go see your local podiatrist or foot and ankle dr ...Read more

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Knee and top of ankle pain, swelling, right leg. No injury. Began at end of strep. Pain flares when walking and in morning unexplained bruising/bumps?

Knee and top of ankle pain, swelling, right leg. No injury. Began at end of strep. Pain flares when walking and in morning unexplained bruising/bumps?

See a doctor: These symptoms deserve a detailed evaluation. Without further information and the ability to examine you would not venture a guess, but would definitely see a good clinician. Hope this all works out well. ...Read more

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Extremely painful ankle, but no swelling and almost no bruising. Cant bear much weight and has been like this for over 24 hours. What is it?

Extremely painful ankle, but no swelling and almost no bruising. Cant bear much weight and has been like this for over 24 hours. What is it?

Gout likely: It could be acute gout. Of course a known injury like a sprain is more common. In that case you would have a history of injury. There are several Less common causes. I family practitioner will be able to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Clarify? . Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

Clarify? . Prednisone 60mg 4 days and have bilateral leg pain ankle pain. No swelling feels like achy ness and walked a long distance. Want massage

No Question asked: I am sorry there is no question here or anything on which to comment. If you want a massage you do not need an internet doctor to give you permission. What are we missing here that you need from us? ...Read more

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Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Post skin Trauma: This sure sounds normal and expected. I do not know what question you are asking given the way your question is written, but any skin trauma, including swelling, can lead to bruising. ...Read more

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I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

I have ankle swelling and ankle pain. I did this playing soccer

Ankle swelling: And pain is a very common injury in those who play soccer. Frequently the supporting ankle ligaments are stretched, even injured, with rapid turns and pivots while running....let alone kicking. Elevate your ankle and apply ice (a bag of frozen peas works well) for 15 minutes 3 times a day. Brace for support. Avoid playing if painful. See Doc/Sports Med if persists 5-7 days. Stay well:) ...Read more

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There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

Ankle pain: Different types of arthritis, sprains/strains, bone tumors could all cause ankle pain minus the swelling or bruising. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle 2 days ago there is lots swelling very little bruising and no pain....

I rolled my ankle 2 days ago there is lots swelling very little bruising and no pain....

Ankle sprain: Apply ice to swelling Give your ankle a rest, keep it elevated and wear an ace bandage for compression.If no improvement after4-5 days see your doctor for x rays to rule out fracture or ligament damage ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my left ankle. Pain shoots up the leg into the calf. Little to no swelling. Pain when on and off it., tryed ice.

I have pain on both sides of my left ankle. Pain shoots up the leg into the calf. Little to no swelling. Pain when on and off it., tryed ice.

Hard to say: I am not sure what type of work you do or type of shoes you wear. If you stand up for a long time, wearing high heeled shoes, this may be reason for suck pain. Please consider seeing a podiatrist or orthopod for evaluation. Also what type of pain? Is id dull pain, sharp shooting pain? ...Read more

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Hi, my ankle has been in pain. It started to hurt on Friday afternoon at work. I don't know what I did to it. No swelling or bruising.?

Hi, my ankle has been in pain. It started to hurt on Friday afternoon at work. I don't know what I did to it. No swelling or bruising.?

Possible tendinitis: Use local ice and advil or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic to these medicines. You will also benefit from a pull on neoprene open toe, open heel ankle brace to be worn OVER an athletic sock. I also suggest a medical exam and xray if not improving within 5 days. ...Read more

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I fell 10ft while hiking 1week ago and landed on with my ankle folded underneath me and it popped no swelling or bruising but pain around ankle

I fell 10ft while hiking 1week ago and landed on with my ankle folded underneath me and it popped no swelling or bruising but pain around ankle

Of course it hurts: No purple color? No swelling? Cracking sensation? Able to walk with barely a limp? If in doubt, your dr will arrange some pictures. Maybe a mild sprain. ...Read more

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Busted my shins really bad...no breaks in skin, however redness, some warmth and a little swelling...bruising of ankles has occurred. What say you?

Contusion: Keep legs elevated as much as possible. The bruises will descend towards your feet. Trauma to legs will make you prone to develop clots. Let your physician know about the incident. Also seek medical attention for persistent pain and swelling. ...Read more

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11 days ago I fell on my ankle. Nothing twisted-I could walk with no pain, but bad bruising. Still some swelling. How long should I expect swelling?

11 days ago I fell on my ankle. Nothing twisted-I could walk with no pain, but bad bruising. Still some swelling. How long should I expect swelling?

Minimum: 7-10 days: For theR_I_C_E: rest, ice, compression, elevation. OK to use Advil or Aleve if not allergic to these. If you have pain on ambulation or instability, you must be seen and examined. ...Read more

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Sprainankle 4yrs ago, ive had chronic ankle pain, weakness, instability, swelling for 4yrs. I've had help-doesnt get better. Doctor says give time. Thanks!

Instability: It is unlikely that if you have already given it 4 years and it is still causing problems that it will get better at this point by simply giving it more time. It is likely that you tore a ligament or ligaments in your ankle that just never healed. Choice would be either to live with it with it without some form of orthotic or consider a surgical opinion. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...Read more


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymosis = subcutaneous bleeding covering a diameter ...Read more