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Do All Sprained Ankles Bruise
Stasis Dermatitis: Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin. However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?
Need xam & images: C an orthopedist 4 this. Without a hands on xam, & images the extent of the injury can not B made. ...Read more
24wks preg. Legs swell from knees down, knee area worst. Have pitting edema around knees only not ankles should I get checked?
Yes you need check u: All pregnant women are advised prenatal care....check ups with your Ob/Gyn doctor where they can check you and the developing fetus. There is risk of kidney malfunction which can cause protein loss in urine, menifesting as swelling of feet. This can be associated with high BP(condition called Pre-eclampsia). You should visit your doctor very soon as the condition can harm the baby if not handled p ...Read more
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Feet get red after walking. veins buldging. left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago.how do i prevent feet from redness?
Blood vessels.: There is a host of reasons why your feet get red and the veins bulge after walking. More than likely it is tied to the way the blood flows to the feet, supplies the tissues and then returns back up the leg. Medications, blood vessel health, capillary return are just a few possibilities. You would be best served to have a thorough evaluation before any action is taken. ...Read more
High sprain ankle stress fracture on 1. The other ankle hurts now after 11 weeks using crutches and some exercises. Hard to move around what do I do?
This happens: This happens often, due to the fact that you have placed all of your weight in the last 11 weeks on the contralateral leg and ankle. You have developed tendinitis at this time. Ice, elevate and compress. Also if you are receiving physical therapy at this time for the broken ankle, you may want to let your therapist know about the pain. Let you doctor know as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle sprain. X-ray showed no broken bones. Numb toes and twitches randomly? Sept 14/13 injury. Not swollen. What do I do?
My ankle and foot is swollen and painful just about walk but hurts no bruising tingling up to shin can't get a docs appointment have ankle support on?
See details: My suggestion is to go to the ER. ...Read more
6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?
Blood: 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. ...Read more
My big toe is:Red around joint, bruised, painful to walk, swollen. I injured it jumping and landing on it turned. What do doctors do to an injured toe?
All depends : On the extent of the injury which in your case can only e determined after seeing an X-ray. I would advise a doctors visit to a foot doctor. ...Read more
A sprain or strain: Rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice). It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make sure which one it is and follow the treatment recommendations. Sometimes, just a compressive wrap is needed, maybe a splint or a walking boot. It's tough to say exactly without an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My legs have been severely sunburnt, big blisters, swelling of both ankles & feet, i cant walk properly, it hurts to walk, what do I do? Please help.
No, not normal: When your foot turns over on the leg, the ankle ligament(s) can stretch (sprain) or tear. The treatments for these two things are different and it is important to differentiate between the two. A foot and ankle specialist can often do this just by exam or with a special type of xray (stress inversion) or an arthrogram (joint study). Mri can differentiate between ligament sprain and tear best. ...Read more
Not necessarily: You still could of sprained it....example: sometimes when I perform surgery patients get absolutely no swelling or pain, yet, I know I cut into their tissue..... ...Read more
Ankle sprain: After an ankle sprain, ther is usually sweliing and brusing 'bleeding'. Reduce the swelling and bruising first with ice, compression and an ankle brace. Supportive shoes, massage, and then moist heat after a week. If still swollen have it evlauated by foot and ankle specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Bruising is for 4 years is not normal, however it is possible what you are seeing is not bruising. There is a muscle on the top of the foot that can appear dark if you have fair skin and can look like a bruise. If you have pain associated with the bruising I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and xrays. They may also want to get an MRI. ...Read more
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Old bleeding.: Many times the initial bleeding is underneath the skin and in the deeper tissue. As this blood migrates through the tissue it may show up on the skin days after the initial injury. This does not necessarily represent continued bleeding. This should fade with another week or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I turned my ankle tumbling and its swelled,minorly bruised and I can't bear weight. What grade ankle sprain is this?
Seek Examination: Unfortunately, your condition requires further examination. A clinical examination correlated with x-rays are needed to determine your ankle sprain grade if you have, in fact, actually sprained your ankle. For now, rest, ice, elevate and protect the extremity until you are able to see your doctor. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 2 years ago, and the bruising did not go away. I sprained the same one again a couple months ago, and bruising is worse. ?
Chronic instability: Have you ever had any steroid injections? They can leave skin discoloration. Otherwise you may have suffered some underlying skin damage during the initial injury. Obviously there may also be ankle instability problems which have led to the second injury as well. It would be important for you to have a thorough examination and likely imaging studies with x-ray and MRI. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Yes: You need to see a podiatrist to find out what's going on. ...Read more
Should i use chuchers if i sprained my ankle. It has swelling and bruising and can't handle much weight?
You should be sure-: -you are under the care of an orthopedic surgeon. Sprained ankles come in many variables. Could have grade 1-2 or 3.1 is minor,2 is more serious & 3 is a complete tear of ligaments. Also subtle fractions may be present as well as mortise ligaments which are very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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