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I Fell On My Kneecap Now My Whole Lower Leg Is Swollen And Hurts
My friend was lifting my exercise bike and it fell on my lower leg. Now my leg is bruised and swollen and painful. Can a bike break a leg fi drop on?
I fell and twisted my knee, which has been hurting since. Now my lower leg and foot are swollen. What could be causing this, and how do I treat it?
Consult an: Orthopedist. A clot may need to be ruled out. ...Read more
Hello, I burned my foot 6 days ago. Now it looks better, but when I try to walk, veins on my lower leg and foot get swollen and I fell pain? Thanks
Possible infection: Increased swelling and pain after sustaining a wound may indicate infection see a doctor to make sure this is not the case. Burns are painful injuries, and might alter your walking. ...Read more
My 10 year old brother was bitten on his ankle and now his entire lower leg is swollen. There is a depression with twobite marks from the same bug. What should I do?
Sounds serious....: You should get him to a doctor for evaluation and treatment as soon as possible... Maybe even the er. Don't delay. ...Read more
I hit my lower leg onto a metal chair doing a cartwheel, it's slightly swollen and hurts when I touch it?
Bruise: Likely a bruise if you can still walk on it but if it is very sore you may want to get it checked out with an xray. ...Read more
500kg Horse fell on lower leg 4 weeks ago. Bruising gone but still swollen and lumpy. Stabbing pain in calf. Dvt an issue here?
YES: Getting tests for DVT a mustGet a more detailed answer ›
I smashed the car door on my lower leg and it is an open skin bruise. It happened 3 months ago, and is now double the size and is swollen. Any advice?
It is possible you have hematoma (collection of blood) in that area sequence to the injury.
Other thought could be having blood clots in the calf.
Go and check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more
My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?
Must: Find the cause of the itching! Could be many things and once correct diagnosis then should be able to treat. Might want to see dermatologist. ...Read more
I noticed some hard small bumps on my lower leg this morning near my shin (on one not both legs) and pushed on them kind of as a massage and now my leg feels hot and swollen and I see my veins. What's going on?
I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.
Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more
29yo female. Diagnosed w/ melanoma in situ one year ago on lower leg. Now Swollen neck node x5 months. Chance it is related? Cbc, head & neck CT negat
Got diagnosed with cellulitis in my lower leg today and now my kneecap is really bothering me. Could this have spread to my bone or unrelated?
Not likely: It probably didn't spread to the bone but it is possible it spread to the joint. You should have it examined as it's an emergency to have a septic joint. ...Read more
Left ankle/lower leg is swollen. Bp normal. No salt. No excess fluids. Took hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) & atenolol. What's up?
Swelling: The swelling is likely caused by what is known as venous insufficiency. The elasticity of our veins decreases with age and doesn't recoil efficiently to move blood against gravity toward the heart. Support stockings, weight loss, leg elevation can help. If this is acute in onset and associated with pain you should see your doctor to rule out a more serious condition as a blood clot. ...Read more
I was told by an ER dr that I may have torn my meniscus. Today is first day of really walking on it. Whole lower leg swollen??????
If my sural nerve is damaged, why is my lower leg and ankle swollen? I thought it was a sensory nerve? Should I stay off of it? What is the tx anyway?
Likely the two: Are unrelated. Have it checked out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I went to the er last week something was wrong with my ankle. I didn't injure it, but it was red and swollen. It started to bother my lower leg. Th?
Can eczema (i have been scratching) be the cause of a rather big open sore on the front of lower leg? Leg swollen tender and red around the wound.
Don't scratch!: I know... That is much easier said than done. But it is still true. If it is bad, see a dr. Anyway, you do need to prevent infection. Wash delicately w/ warm water. Use antibiotic cream, cover lightly. After that is resolved, obtain as effective as possible cortisone ointment to keep the itching under control. Eczema can be very difficult to eradicate, but it can be controlled. Don't scratch! ...Read more
Gravity: Typically, if there is swelling around the knee, gravity will push that fluid to the lower leg. Another possibility is that swelling from the knee joint will leak out the back of the knee through a Baker's cyst. Although unlikely, a blood clot has to be considered, especially if you've been immobilized. See a doctor very soon or call the one already treating you for more advice as soon as possible ...Read more
Stung on the foot by fire ant 3 days ago. Entire foot and lower leg are swollen and painful. Previous stings did not react like this. Should I worry?
Yes: You should, I would advise you to go straight to the emergency room. Sounds like you need to be put on antibiotics immediately and be evaluated further. ...Read more
I had a knee injury on monday and today my lower leg and foot are extremely bruised and swollen. What to do?
See a physician: Significant knee injuries can cause calf and foot swelling and bruising. I would see a medical provider to make sure you have not developed a blood clot in your calf. Make sure to elevate leg, ice knee and do ankle pumps frequently to reduce swelling. Assuming there isn't a blood clot, X-rays to rule out a fracture will be needed. An exam can be done and probably MRI to look for ligament damage. ...Read more
2cm ulcer on middle, front lower leg. Swollen leg, red around wound. Does heal! Looks like venous ulcer. But gp says ezcema. And he knows best right?
See vein specialist: Leg ulcers are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. If it is infected I would recommend seeing a physician ASAP as these infections can progress quickly due to poor circulation. ...Read more
My legs and feet are very swollen, but the rash is on the tops of my feet and back of one lower leg. The other leg feels bruised in one area but no ap?
I have swollen red warm bumps with pus on my lower leg buttocks and arm what could this possible be and should I see a doctor.
Abscesses: Your description sounds like abscesses. You need to see a physician and have them drained and likely treated with antibiotics. Any contacts need to be treated. All the best. ...Read more
One month after fibula ankle fracture. I am partial weight bearing, on my feet more than normal today. Entire lower leg swollen, is it normal?
It could: Some persistent swelling is not unusual even a month after fracturing your ankle. You can also get swelling from not using your leg muscles like normal. If the swelling is a lot more than usual, and it is painful consult with your doctor. ...Read more
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