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Discoloration Around Ankles
Compression stocking: This is a very difficult problem to correct, and resolves slowly over a long period of time. First get a doppler ultrasound venous exam to ascertain the underlying problem. Then compression stockings and elevation are helpful. Venous ablation may be appropriate depending on doppler finding. See a doctor specializing in vein care.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a discoloration to my ankles, color is reddish and resembles small pin points. What could it be?
Hemosideran deposit: With a condition we call chronic venous insufficiency, there can be a small amount of blood that can leak out of smaller veins. The blood is absorbed by your body, but the pigment gets left behind. It is like having a very small tattoo, which is permanent. Over time, you can get more and more of these spots and the ankles can take on a "rusty" color. See a doctor for some preventative measures.See 1 more doctor answer
I fell about 4 hrs ago and ever since my ankle is hurting when I move it in certain ways what do I do there is no discoloration or swelling?
If you are concerned: The fall was bad enough to cause a fracture, you need to go to ER.
I have had discoloration from my ankle to my feet for the past 2 weeks, it looks like a dark tan. What can this be?
Dye: Sometimes the dye from footwear may stain the skin.See 1 more doctor answer
I have a discoloration near my ankle. It has a different texture than the rest of the skin. I've had it for a few years now. What could it be?
My husband broke his ankle several years ago and it has continued to be discolored and the discoloration is growing. It is dry and itches at times. What could be the problem?
See a doctor: He needs to see a doctor for evaluation.See 3 more doctor answers
Not unusual: Not unusual to have swelling and associated discoloration after ankle fracture. Pain is another issue and should be evaluated. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. Ps did you have surgery with hardware plates and screws?
You should follow up: With an ankle doctor. Discoloration and swelling can occur as blood vessles can break or tear and not heal 100 percent. But, you should find out if everything healed properly or if there is something that can be treated....
What causes reddish discoloration above both ankles (but no pain)? I don't have varicose veins either. Are compression sleeves helpful?
Many Things: Many things can cause a reddish discoloration in the legs. I would recommend evaluation by a dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
I have some splotchy brownish discoloration on my calves between my knees and ankles. There's no swelling, itching or other problems.
Blood product stain.: The discolorations can range in shades of brown and yellow are due to of a protein that is normally found in the blood. It can leak into the skin for a multitude of reasons, mostly benign, and leave a phenomena known as hemosiderin staining. Trauma, hypertension and cardiovascular conditions are known to be involved, but not always. To remove all doubt, consult with a Healthtap dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
After rolling my ankle a few days ago there is a dull pain and a little discoloration and I don't really want to go to the doctor what should I do?
RICE: Rice stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. Fairly good ankle braces are available over-the-counter. Discoloration comes from bleeding, either from a torn ligament or a fracture, so don't underestimate this injury. If improving quickly, then home rehab. Focused on range of motion, strengthening and balance are important. Rehab. Programs may be found online on quality medical sites.See 1 more doctor answer
I sprained my ankle playing football 5 days back. I have been using ice packs but today I found bluish discoloration below the injury. Is it a concern?
Gravity and fluid.: When blood gushes out of torn blood vessels, it will move between the layers of skin and tissues. Gravity will make sure that the trapped blood moves downward. It can take several days to see the full effect. I think you can stop with the ice now. The key is promote healing now and too much cold will delay the process of protein repair.See 1 more doctor answer
Ankles and calves have brownish freckle like discoloration. On occasion I will also get large O shaped or C shaped spots along with swelling. The red spots are hot to touch and sometimes the skin will become flakey or peel when the spots begin to go away.
What would cause discoloration to left ankle toes and calve almost looks like bruising and seems to be getting larger?
Bruising: This maybe secondary to a medication you are taking or from trauma to your skin. You should see your dermatologist.See 1 more doctor answer
Still pain, stiffness, swelling, discoloration 11 months post ankle ligament reconstruction, physiotherapist thinks its CRPS, could this be possible?
Could: Be and that is diagnosed with a bone scan.
What are causes for swollen foot/ankle, no discoloration (male, 53, frequent flier, desk job)? What specialization should I see?
See your Dr.: He or she can evaluate you and if necessary send you to a specialist.See 2 more doctor answers
What causes a swollen & painful ankle/foot WITHOUT any injury? Also discoloration/bruising on the inside ankle. Very hard to put any weight on it
Pain without injury: There can be many different reasons for pain and swelling to an area without trauma. Some common reasons are infection, tendonitis, gout, joint inflammation and reaction to an insect bite. I recommend being seen in person or virtually for a proper work-up, diagnosis and treatment plan. If you have a fever, pain out of proportion or see red streaking you will need immediate treatment.
Sprained my ankle (pain but no discoloration & minimal swelling). Low grade fever ensued. Happened last year as well, same circumstances. Why fever?
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