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Rolled ankle nerves? Hi, I recently "rolled" my ankle skateboarding. It was pretty bad. It swelled and bruised very bad. This was two weeks ago, I can now walk on it fine, and the actual ankle part feels like it is healing fine. But the top right side of

Rolled ankle nerves? Hi, I recently "rolled" my ankle skateboarding. It was pretty bad. It swelled and bruised very bad. This was two weeks ago, I can now walk on it fine, and the actual ankle part feels like it is healing fine. But the top right side of

The: The most common way to "roll" or sprain your ankle is when the ankle (and attached foot) rolls inward toward the other foot. This puts the outside part of the foot on stretch or tension and may injure the outside or lateral ligaments of the ankle. Additionally, on the outside top portion of the leg is a nerve that gives sensation to much of the top of the foot (the superficial peroneal nerve). It's actually just under the skin at this level. Just as the previous responder stated, this nerve was almost assuredly stretched at the time of your injury, causing a traction injury to the nerve. It may take weeks for this to fully recover (or in rare cases, it doesn't recover). Anti inflammatory medications and sometimes other medications more specifically shown to help with nerve related pain may be indicated. If you are not improving, consider seeing a sports medicine physician or an orthopaedic surgeon for further treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Bruised nerve in leg, should I be concerned?

Depends: If symptoms are only sensory you can wait and watch. If there is paralysis of any muscles you should see a neurologist for its management. ...Read more

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How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

How long does a bruised nerve in my leg by my calves take to heal?

Not quickly: If your problem is only a bruised muscles, improvement should occur within 6 weeks at the longest. But nerves heal more slowly--at a rate of 1 mm. Per day. So for long nerves, this could involve months. ...Read more

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If I bruised a nerve in my leg on friday will I be able to play in my soccer game monday?

If I bruised a nerve in my leg on friday will I be able to play in my soccer game monday?

Unanswerable: What symptoms? What nerve? How bad? How can you expect an answer with so many unknowns? If you're worried, get examined by a trainer, physical therapist or physician. ...Read more

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How do I stop my ankles from constantly bruising?

How do I stop my ankles from constantly bruising?

Find the cause: Are boots, shoes irritating them? Do you take a blood thinner (including aspirin) regularly? Do you have a lot of varicose veins? Answering these questions with your doctor may help. ...Read more

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How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

How can you quickly heal a bruised ankle?

Bruised Ankle: To quickly heal a brusied ankle, use the r.I.C.E pneumatic: rest, ice, compression and elevation. I would also take an anti inflammatory to reduce the swelling even further. ...Read more

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Should I wrap my bruised ankle or leave it alone?

Should I wrap my bruised ankle or leave it alone?

R.I.C.E.: With a sports (or other muscle or bone injury), the best treatment is rest, ice, compression, elevation. With an ankle bruise/injury, stay off the injured limb. Compress it with a sport wrap (ace bandage). If your toes throb, it is too tight. Ice it and keep it elevated. If you are asking about wrapping so you can play or even walk on it, you should be seen by a sports or orthopedist professional. ...Read more

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I have discolored bruise on my ankle for the last two years what is it?

I have discolored bruise on my ankle for the last two years what is it?

Broken veins: It could be broken veins, without a history and examination it is tough to discern what is going on. ...Read more

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Is it unusual a severe sprained ankles bruising to get worse after 8 days?

Is it unusual a severe sprained ankles bruising to get worse after 8 days?

No, not normal: When your foot turns over on the leg, the ankle ligament (s) can stretch (sprain) or tear. The treatments for these two things are different and it is important to differentiate between the two. A foot and ankle specialist can often do this just by exam or with a special type of xray (stress inversion) or an arthrogram (joint study). Mri can differentiate between ligament sprain and tear best. ...Read more

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I have a pain like bruise on top of ankle it will sometimes hurt when I touch it but it will sometimes be hurting by itself. I've had this pain about?

Ankle pain: Please have your primary doctor refer you to a foot/ankle specialist.
If there is some delay I suggest you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility to look after your ankle.! ...Read more

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My sisters ankle is budging out but no bruising what could it be?

My sisters ankle is budging out but no bruising what could it be?

Many things: Depending on if she had any previous ankle sprains in the past gives clues as to what it may be. With old ankle injuries, she could have ankle swelling or ankle instability. If she has no trauma at all or previous ankle injuries then she could have some sort of tumor. The tumor diagnosis is rare, but a possibility. I would get an evaluation by an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Ankle sprained is badly bruised, what to do?

Ankle sprain: After an ankle sprain, ther is usually sweliing and brusing 'bleeding'. Reduce the swelling and bruising first with ice, compression and an ankle brace. Supportive shoes, massage, and then moist heat after a week. If still swollen have it evlauated by foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Will wrapping a bruised ankle help any?

Will wrapping a bruised ankle help any?

It might: A compressive bandage or ankle brace may reduce swelling and provide extra support. ...Read more

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How can I fake a swelling/bruised ankle?

How can I fake a swelling/bruised ankle?

Why would you: Why would you want to fake an injury.
Just put a wrap around it and limp ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen, bruised ankle?

What can cause a swollen, bruised ankle?

Injury: Trauma is the usual culprit. ...bruising can also come thru compression...like if a cast or something else is on too tight., ...Read more

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Ankle bruised and discolored for last two years and getting bigger?

Ankle bruised and discolored for last two years and getting bigger?

An ankle bruise for: 2 years really doesn;t make sense. So maybe you have varicose veins or spider veins or "stasis dermatitis"....And the bigger and bigger is the ankle swelling...Or the dermatitis expanded....See the doctor...Who might recommend compressive socks/stockings. (if that's the problem). ...Read more

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If my ankle didn't swell up or bruise, does that mean it wasn't sprained?

If my ankle didn't swell up or bruise, does that mean it wasn't sprained?

Not necessarily: You still could of sprained it....example: sometimes when I perform surgery patients get absolutely no swelling or pain, yet, I know I cut into their tissue..... ...Read more

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Ankle is bruised and swollen all the way around does that mean its broken?

Ankle is bruised and swollen all the way around does that mean its broken?

Depends: The bone may be broken, but you will need to have an x-ray taken to be certain. ...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 bruised my ankle by tripping in a pot hole. What should I do to help the pain?

I bruised my ankle by tripping in a pot hole. What should I do to help the pain?

Elevate: Ice, rest and take an anti-inflamatory. If pain persists see your dr. You may have a fracture. ...Read more