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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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I got kicked in the upper ankle two days ago. It was swollen and i iced it and now it is bruised and still swollen..What is wrong?

I got kicked in the upper ankle two days ago. It was swollen and i iced it and now it is bruised and still swollen..What is wrong?

RICE: Sprain , strain, contusion, and fracture are all types of orthopedic injuries that occurs to ligaments, muscles, bone, and tissue. Your mechanism doesn't suggest a fracture. The general rule is rice therapy. ..Rest, ice, compression, elevation. See your doctor if no improvement. ...Read more

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I'm not exactly sure how long but I'd say about 2 or possibly 3 weeks ago someone cleated me in the ankle. And it's still swollen and bruised?

Contusion injury: THe trauma from being hit/kicked on ankle resulted in a bruise. Swelling and bruising form such injuries can last for one to two months. Best thing to do is to elevated it, apply ice several times a day from no more than 20 minutes at a time, and use a compression bandage or sleeve ...Read more

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During Sept in a field hockey game the ball was driven into my ankle and it swelled and bruised. Now it is still a bruised and swollen but why?

Be seen: If you are still having significant pain and swelling for months after an injury to your ankle, I would recommend you be seen and examined for an accurate diagnosis. The most likely thing we will see with that mechanism is a contusion in the bone, but these are usually pretty much resolved by 8-12 weeks at the most. There may be a more serious component to your injury. ...Read more

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On xmas my ankle twisted and became swollen and bruised. A month later its still swollen and twist everyday and it feels like its breaking repeatedly.

On xmas my ankle twisted and became swollen and bruised. A month later its still swollen and twist everyday and it feels like its breaking repeatedly.

Need evaluation: You need to be examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Your "wait ; watch" approach isn't working. Please see the proper specialist to evaluate the damage that you did and to discuss treatment choices. ...Read more

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Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch. ?

Husband rolled ankle, its swollen and bruised, painful too touch.  ?

If he can stand: it is 99% likely it is only an ankle sprain. The common ankle sprain has immediate swelling pain, sometimes a pop and tenderness on the front and outside of the ankle. Typically the foot rolls in. An ankle sprain is in essence a misnomer. The ligaments in the ankle don't actually "sprain" they tear and bleed causing the bruising. Treat with ICE, nsaids, ace wrap, range of motion, Bracing ...Read more

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Have I broken or strained my ankle, it's swollen and bruised, can hobble around on it but it's so painful?

Have I broken or strained my ankle, it's swollen and bruised, can hobble around on it but it's so painful?

Be seen: I would definitely be seen just to make sure what you think us a sprained ankle is not actually a broken ankle. An exam and X-ray can usually give much more information about your injury. ...Read more

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