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Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Why has my leg swollen after spraining my ankle?

Get an x-ray: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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How do I know if my leg is sprained if my leg has been hurting at the knee for a week?

How do I know if my leg is sprained if my leg has been hurting at the knee for a week?

Sprain: Patients usually remember a injury when they sprain their knee . When there is no recall of injury it may be more of a mechanical issue such as improper shoes that create more grip or new activity such as dancing, also consider the surface in which one may be running on or a tendinitis due to overuse. ...Read more

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I sprained my right leg ankle twice. Once 3 months ago and now. Why did it happen and what should I do?

I sprained my right leg ankle twice. Once 3 months ago and now. Why did it happen and what should I do?

Physiotherapy: An ankle sprain usually results in disruption and weakening of your ankle ligaments. If it is not cared for well in the first instance, the weakened ligaments become prone to further sprains. You need to see a Physiotherapist who can help strengthen the ankle structures. You also need to look at the activities that are causing the sprain. Are you wearing correct footwear ? Are you warming up ? ...Read more

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I sprained my hamstring about a week ago ago but know the whole back of my leg is a dark purple. And the back of my know and leg is sientive ?

I sprained my hamstring about a week ago ago but know the whole back of my leg is a dark purple. And the back of my know and leg is sientive ?

Hamstring: More than just a sprain. Tore some musclefibers and hemorrhaged into area. Now rising to surface as bruising. Massage, stretching gently, cont ice. Will be fairly long recovery/rehab. ...Read more

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Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help ?

Relative's leg GT sprained 5 yrs bck curently swollen n turned black, report state-soft tissue oedema. Advice 2 keep leg alight bt of no use, please help ?

Chronic swelling: Your relative might have done more damage with the sprain than originally thought. I would recommend evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Help! my leg hurts a lot, i think i sprained it?

Help! my leg hurts a lot, i think i sprained it?

RICE: Rest your leg. Ice the injured area. You can place light compression over affected area. Elevate the extremity. ...Read more

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I will start PT next week for my sprained leg but I believe it will hurt a lot to do exercises with it... Why would I exercise an painful leg?

I will start PT next week for my sprained leg but I believe it will hurt a lot to do exercises with it... Why would I exercise an painful leg?

It all depends on-: -the severity of the tear. Graded 1-3. 1=minor no significant tissue injury. 2=some muscle tissue torn, will swell and may Become bruised, the blood runs down hill so it can appear below the injury. Longer rest & recovery. 3=complete tear or at least severe muscle damage. Ur orthopedic guy will have a protocol 2 follow 4 each level. B sure U R Cing orthopedics. ...Read more

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Can a sprained knee cause problems on the opposite leg?

Can a sprained knee cause problems on the opposite leg?

Compensation: Having a sprained knee causes you to compensate by putting more weight on the other leg. This may cause pain in the area. ...Read more

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How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

How long will it take before I could walk on my leg after a knee sprained?

Should be anytime: if it hurts that much to walk on a sprain, you may want to get further imaging studies done like X-Ray and MRI. There may be more damage than was thought originally. If its just a sprain, occasional protection for a few days on crutches might be OK. However don't go too long using that or the muscles will stiffen and you may start to atrophy. Take NSAIDs and ice the area around the clock. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more