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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

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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.
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I have a malformation in my leg in the front. I have severe pain, bruising, pain while exercising, extreme pain if you squeeze my calf, and my leg is very hard and swollen. ii had no trama except for a minor ankle sprain. Is it likely I have compartment s

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Your malformation is not deep to cause it , Compartment syndrome, is a acute emergency need immediate attention to prevent muscle and nerve damage, seen after vascular and joint replacement etc, result of obst to venous return due to muscle swelling , builds pressure inside , cause severe pain,swelling, loss of function if the compartment is not released, immediately
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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered:

it started off with an ankle sprain to this day I have chronic swelling and my leg is extremely hard. also when you squeeze my leg it hurts terribly.. I had a grade 2 ankle sprain and it healed well. After going to PT a couple times I started bruising. li

Thrombophebitis

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May be deep vein thrombophlebitis which is a clot in vein. This needs to be evaluated and tested for this NOW. Go to physician or ER if after hours. A clot is considered a medical emergency.
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Can overweight cause pain in ankle n lower leg while weightbearing post 11 mnths of severe ankle sprain?weightbearing activity of 10 mins causes pain

It is possible

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are you using an ankle brace? if not I would recommend it. You may also want to follow up with your doctor to make sure any injury has not worsened.
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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered:

Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can I damage further trying to walk

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Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a "normal" sprain. Yes, a sprain can get worse. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like Advil or Motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps!
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

I had a severe ankle sprain 9 months ago. 2 months later began training for full marathon b4 completely healed. Finished, but now I cant even walk without pain and bruising. Is this normal? How long?

Have it re-evaluated

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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.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied answered:

why would an ankle sprain cause lower leg pain?

Sprain is injury of

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The ligament,it could strech or rupture completetly which also injury to the nerve supply the are of the sprain that lead to painful situation.
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How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

Depends

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How bad the sprain was could be anywhere from day or two to couple of months. Rest, ice, compression, elevation immediately after the injury is helpful. Bracing the ankle is a good idea following a bad sprain, physical therapy can be helpful if there is residual pain.
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Dr. Eric M. Bluman answered:

How long should I take off work for if I have an ankle sprain and lower leg muscle tear?

Depends...

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on the severity of the injuries and the type of job that you have.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

13 wks after ankle sprain,was put under scotchcast for 3 wks in beginning,now still pains on standing for more than 5 mins,pain in lower leg,swelling?

Sprain

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You may have torn a couple of ligaments. Need MRI to determine and see a foot/ankle specialist
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