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Bruised Swollen Ankle
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
I hurt my ankle two days ago and its still very swollen and bruised.i can put weight on it although it hurts...its very PAINFUL to touch and to move.
Rice 1st. Doctor 2nd: The accepted way to manage your type of injury is to begin the RICE protocol. Rest the ankle. Ice application to the site of injury. Compression to help with stabilization. Elevate to reduce swelling and pain. These principles, properly applied will move you in the right position to handle not only the immediate injury but also prepping the ankle for a possible unsuspected, more serious injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 hurt my ankle during softball and it is swollen and looking like it is bruised by my heel a bit. Is there anything i can do to heal it faster?
R.I.C.E.: Rest, ice, compression, elevation (r.I.C.E.). This is most likely a sprain. Bruising patterns about the outside of the heel is common with a sprain, but can occur with a fracture. How long ago did this happen? Seek medical attention if no improvement in symptoms over a 1 week period. Try wearing an ankle brace for now and limit your activity. Physical therapy may be ordered per your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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