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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

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

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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Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, you may be getting compression on an adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. Your doc will probably rule out structural and vascular problems too. Get checked. ...Read more

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For how long after a severe ankle sprain should I wear a supportive brace? It has been 5 weeks and I am still walking with a limp.

For how long after a severe ankle sprain should I wear a supportive brace? It has been 5 weeks and I am still walking with a limp.

Varies: It varies a somewhat based upon the severity of the sprain. The fact that you are still limping when you walk suggests you are not fully healed. You may want to schedule a follow up appointment to make sure it was nothing more than a sprain. One way to see if you are ready to come out if the support is to try it without and see. You will know then if you are ready. Follow up appointment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly heal a severe ankle sprain?

What is the best way to quickly heal a severe ankle sprain?

Common sense: If the ankle was evaluated by your dr and no fracture or torn ligaments etc ..Rest, elevatin, nonsteroidals, etc. ...Read more

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Remedy for severe ankle sprain and inflamation?

Remedy for severe ankle sprain and inflamation?

See specialist: You will get evalaution and treatment needed, in meantime, stay off it, try ice and advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. Compressive bandageor taping. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

A significant one: The "popping" is the tearing of ligaments (hopefully not bone) keep in mind if it is only a sprain, the torn ligaments are attached to bone. Sometimes a sprain of the ankle can entail an avulsion fracture(ligament taking a piece of bone with it) x-rays should be taken with such an injury. If any part of the foot is sore, this should also be x-rayed. Rice-rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent. Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more

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For a severe ankle sprain, do I wear a brace when resting or just for walking?

For a severe ankle sprain, do I wear a brace when  resting  or just for walking?

Ask your doctor: With sprains, the degree of how much weightbearing and with what assistance depends on the injury. Do this under a supervision of your doctor. ...Read more

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Just had cast removed Friday for severe ankle sprain. Now another for 2 weeks then boot for 4 weeks. Is this normal?

Just had cast removed Friday for severe ankle sprain. Now another for 2 weeks then boot for 4 weeks. Is this normal?

Its okay: Severe ankle sprains take a while to heal. By placing in a Cam walker (walking boot) the doctor is retaining and restrengthen your muscle which have not been used for 6 weeks. You should be getting back to "normal" activities soon. You may need some physical therapy and at times you may have pain while your body fully recovers. ...Read more

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Had a very severe ankle sprain 6 wks ago with massive swelling. Still very swollen, have start up pain, and crepitus when moving it. What is this ?

Had a very severe ankle sprain 6 wks ago with massive swelling. Still very swollen, have start up pain, and crepitus when moving it. What is this ?

Expected swelling: It is common to have residual ankle swelling after a severe sprain. Ligament injury can take many weeks to fully heal and may result in residual ankle instability. Formal physical therapy, supportive shoe wear, compression hose and elevation of the ankle at the end of the day are helpful. Rarely ligament reconstruction is necessary if persistent sprains occur and nonoperative measures fail. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more