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I had a grade 3 ankle sprain just over a yr ago and still have dull pain and bruising/discoloration, what should I do?

I had a grade 3 ankle sprain just over a yr ago and still have dull pain and bruising/discoloration, what should I do?

See a doctor: A podiatrist or orthopod should be consulted to see if there is any residual damage caused by the sprains. The discoloration could be staining of the skin from "heme" escaping from the blood vessels during the trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Inversion ankle sprain: after 1 week: new bruise shows upon lower fibula hours after starting to put weight on it: http://oi40.Tinypic.Com/5b1cv4.Jpg

Inversion ankle sprain: after 1 week: new bruise shows upon lower fibula hours after starting to put weight on it: http://oi40.Tinypic.Com/5b1cv4.Jpg

Ottawa ankle rules: Could very well be an avulsion fracture of the lower fibula. Please get an x-ray. Brace/walking boot for support. Ice. See and orthopedist. ...Read more

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I had a severe ankle sprain 9 months ago. 2 months later began training for full marathon b4 completely healed. Finished, but now i can't even walk without pain and bruising. Is this normal? How long?

I had a severe ankle sprain 9 months ago. 2 months later began training for full marathon b4 completely healed. Finished, but now i can't even walk without pain and bruising. Is this normal? How long?

Have it re-evaluated: Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves . Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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With an ankle sprain, can bruising come and go?

With an ankle sprain, can bruising come and go?

Yes: Yes, bruising can occur after a sprained ankle because the sprain is actually a tearing of ligaments around the ankle and the swelling around the ankle naturally builds up, and this could cause bruising, not necessarily only around the ankle but the entire foot too. ...Read more

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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more

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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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After an ankle sprain, a green line going from my pinkie toe to my calf is worrying me, is this a normal bruise?

After an ankle sprain, a green line going from my pinkie toe to my calf is worrying me, is this a normal bruise?

Ankle sprain: will form large bruises like you are describing and are usually normal. Make sure you at elevating and icing the area as directed by a doctor with some compression. Also if the skin breaks or redness occurs then consult with your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

Hematoma: Depending on where the bruise is you may have a hematoma secondary to muscle injury. Worst case scenario is a blood clot in the leg which should be looked at on an immediate basis. Either way, it's a good idea to seek follow up care for that as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more