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Cut my ankle ad about 2 ago shaving I ave kept it clean and for the most paet it looked ok untill 3 days ago when it started to turn red and swolle?

Cut my ankle ad about 2 ago shaving I ave kept it clean and for the most paet it looked ok untill 3 days ago when it started to turn red and swolle?

Infection: Any cut that becomes red swollen and tender is most likely infected see if position in person to evaluate and treat this in the next 24 hours ...Read more

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I have a cut near my ankle and if I move my foot my cut hurts?

I have a cut near my ankle and if I move my foot my cut hurts?

Wash it: With soap and water, if you have antibiotic ointment, apply and place a bandaid on it. If it is not deep do not worry. If you cut it with metal or something of the sort you need to check your tetanus history. ...Read more

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Hit and cut an area near my ankle one month ago. Now it's still a little swollen and hurts when I press it. Should I go to the hospital?

Hit and cut an area near my ankle one month ago. Now it's still a little swollen and hurts when I press it. Should I go to the hospital?

Contusion: If it all healed and nice signs of infection you may have a contusion of the bone. Try heat, compression and perhaps massage. It may take many months to resolve. ...Read more

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I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.

I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.

Rash from scratching: I suspect that the rash (at least in part) is probably from your scratching that area which itches you. So have you tried either covering it to make it more difficult to scratch, put some moisturizing cream on to tone down the itch, or something over the counter such as Bacteen which has a temporary cooling/numbning effect? Your doctor can prescribe more potent creams to get you to not scratch it ...Read more

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I am experiencing heel pain there is a cut that I just noticed and it’s red and swollen my ankle has been hurting for the last few days??

Seek medical attention: You need to see your physician to make sure you don’t need further treatment ie antibiotics, X-rays and even surgery.
Check your tetanus status ...Read more

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If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?

If I have a cut near my ankle and now my ankle is stuff, could I have caused my ankle bones to be infected?

Yes: If the infection gets into bone called osteomyelitis would need long term antibiotic and also this causes increased pain in this area. ...Read more

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I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

I cut my leg about 2" below my knee and got 7 stitches. Why is my ankle swelling every day and its all squishy also?

Get it checked out: Whenever there is an injury you will get swelling in the healing process. Make sure there are no signs of infection. You should also be checked by your regular doc or podiatrist to evaluate the stitches and wound. ...Read more

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Hi, just noticed some red/purple dots on my feet and ankles, highest one is on my calf, they are on both feet, and one has cut open, no pain, ?

Hi, just noticed some red/purple dots on my feet and ankles, highest one is on my calf, they are on both feet, and one has cut open, no pain, ?

Could be: Insect bites or allergic reaction as a result of exposure to something like walking in grass or beach. Hard to tell without seeing and based on information provided. If this persists see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I cut the top of my foot a week ago am on antibiotics as its in but me foot is really swollen up to my ankle how long should it take to reduce?

I cut the top of my foot a week ago am on antibiotics as its in but me foot is really swollen up to my ankle how long should it take to reduce?

Cellulitis: If your swelling is increasing or unchanged after 3-4 days on antibiotics then you may need a stronger or different type of antibiotic to treat the bacteria. Also depending on the degree and location of the swelling, you may need more intervention than just local antibiotics. You should call your doctor and describe the symptoms. ...Read more

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I had intramedullary nailing in tibia. I can't fell the touch on area around ankle. Is it possible surgeon cut a nerve accidentally? Will it b a problem?

Hard to say: There can be a number of potential causes, and because of that the prognosis varies. I would certainly let your surgeon know so he/she can pursue the specific cause of your symptoms as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have Salt Wasting Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia. During an server illness the dr's couldn't get blood so cut my ankles open. Why did they do this? Thanks

IV access: It sounds like they had to have reliable access to a superficial vein to put a needle or thread a catheter into your ankle vein to replenish your body with fluids and electrolytes that it lost because of your illness. ...Read more

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What do you do when your ankle ACE bandage or brace cuts off the circulation in your foot?

What do you do when your ankle ACE bandage or brace cuts off the circulation in your foot?

Take it off: If cirulation is impaired take off the bandage or brace and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Experiencing alot of pain was born with cerebral palsy and I'm working full time feet swell ankles swell with pain should I cut back work hours?

Experiencing alot of pain was born with cerebral palsy and I'm working full time feet swell ankles swell with pain should I cut back work hours?

Dependent edema: In an older person, what you describe is called dependent edema and is due to insufficiency of the valves of leg veins. CP is extremely variable; just stating CP w/o describing YOUR CP is like saying you have hair. That doesn't describe YOUR hair. See your doctor. There are ways to treat and cope with this, some of which may be quite simple. ...Read more

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In riviera maya mexico I cut my calf on some sharp organisims (barnacles?) on the side of a buoy. Hurts to walk on, and ankle swollen. What to do?

Get to a doctor: It sounds as though the cut may have become infected. See a doctor for an evaluation and see if antibiotics are indicated. Infections can get worse fast, so don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Hi I cut myself Shaving on my ankle bone several weeks ago and it doesn't seem to be healing up. It continues to get infected even with daily cleaning?

Antibiotics: If it's been several weeks then you may need antibiotics to clear up the infection. I would recommend evaluation with a doctor to see if antibiotics are needed. ...Read more

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Why is it that some micro nerves have to be cut in foot and ankle surgery in order to get to the bones. N can such nerves be repaired or fixed?

Why is it that some micro nerves have to be cut in foot and ankle surgery in order to get to the bones. N can such nerves be repaired or fixed?

Surgery is an injury: Whenever an incision is made, even small portals for arthroscopic surgery, there is injury caused by the surgeon. As far as nerves, we are very aware of the anatomical location of "important" nerves and rarely cause unintended injury. Very small nerves may be cut but these normally heal. ...Read more

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I cut my ankle shaving 24 hrs ago and also got some razor burn too. It was a new razor. It is now sore and swollen. Should I see a dr or wait?

I cut my ankle shaving 24 hrs ago and also got some razor burn too. It was a new razor. It is now sore and swollen. Should I see a dr or wait?

Clean with hydrogen: Peroxide and apply aquaphor or topical antibiotic ointment twice a day, You can use frozen peas in bag to reduce swelling. If not better in 24 hours from cleaning, then consider seeing doctor ...Read more