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Ankle Still Swollen After 3 Weeks
Broken fibula right above ankle 5 weeks ago. Cast came off after 4 weeks. Leg and foot swelling and still painful. Should I be worried?
Keep it elevated:
Keep the affected part elevated whenever feasible. Try to keep the affected raised at night. It should subside with time. If three weeks later, it is not improving, it would be time to see your doctor.
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I fell on my knee 3 weeks ago. Swelling and bruising all down my leg.. Now 3 weeks later my foot and ankle are very swollen?
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I had surgery to repair an Achilles tendon rupture 4 wks 3 days ago. Moonboot being worn. Red sores appear on scar 3 days ago. Should I be concened?
Sprained ankle nearly 3 months ago after 6 weeks seemed to heal and return to normal over the past week swelling and pain has returned?
Broken foot, been in boot cast 3 wks, 3 weeks w only ACE bandage. Foot still bruised, no swelling. When will bruise go away? It's healing!
Foot fracture: It can take several weeks for bruising and discoloration and swelling to completely resolve. Meanwhile, make sure you are under the care of your physician, pcp, or foot specialist and following their guidance. Make sure the progression of healing is checked every visit and with serial xrays. Be sure to rest and elevate and bear no weight upon your broken foot- unprotected ! use crutches ! -h-. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore right thumb for over 3 weeks now. Injured playing basketball, swelling has gone away after a week. Pain still persists. Chances of fracture?
Yes.: Yes. Chance of fracture, or ligament/tendon injury. Three weeks is long enough -get it checked out by your doc or a hand orthopedist. You are young and thumbs are critically important - you don't want to miss an injury that could have long term consequences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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