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My leg got hit ball a softball above ankle & now my whole foot is swollen for 2 days now. Is there any worry or concern or something I can do for it?

My leg got hit ball a softball above ankle & now my whole foot is swollen for 2 days now. Is there any worry or concern or something I can do for it?

Yes: If there is continued pain and swelling after an injury there could be a fracture. Treatment is based on the exact injury... getting seen in person or virtually is recommended! ...Read more

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A Week ago I injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

A Week ago I injured my left shin, IT still feels bruised but no visual bruising, now my ankle is swollen/bruised with knee pain?

Blood has leaked: Blood from injury in your shin has leaked into your ankle causing the bruising and swelling. You can discuss with your physician about trying to identify the site of injury in your shin ...Read more

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What should I do if I twisted my ankle and now its swollen. It hurts up to, my shin, what should I do.?

What should I do if I twisted my ankle and now its swollen. It hurts up to, my shin, what should I do.?

Sprain: Most likely, ice, pain medication and use elastic bandage is going to help, but if it is very swollen, I would recommend that you do a xray. ...Read more

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Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Painful bumps on both shins. Now one swollen ankle. Had a strange rash a few weeks ago. Dr. Is at a loss. Had a blood panel done. Not abnormal. Help!

Erythema nodosum????: You need to see a rheumatologist. Looka like- erythema nodosum (painful bumps), rash, arthritis involving ankle --- several infectious and non infectious diseases can do this. ...Read more

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2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

2months ago on sunburned my shins & feet really bad-red, purple & swollen. Symptoms resolved but now my feet & ankles swell daily& turn purple. Can I?

Photosensitivity: What is said here seems like you have photosensitivity, as the symptoms prolonging you might want to make sure you do not have any underlying conditons make you prone for photosensitivity and vasospasms ...Read more

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I hit my lower shin pretty good on stairs. I can hardly put weight or move my leg without severe pain. Its very swollen to my ankle but no bruising?

I hit my lower shin pretty good on stairs. I can hardly put weight or move my leg without severe pain. Its very swollen to my ankle but no bruising?

Ice it: If the injury occured within 24 hours otherwise I would recommend hot compresses. Antiinflammatories can be of benefit if not contraindicated. If pain persists after a few days visit the doctor. ...Read more

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Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Fell over on cement. I now have a sore knee, swollen bruised shin and it feels stiff and painful when walking. My ankle has puffed up. Cold compress?

Not fun fall: Ice is always your best friend when you fall, especially with swelling and bruising of your knee/ ankle. You do want to have it checked out, especially if your ankle is swollen to determine if it's a strain or sprain.For either, it's important to keep it elevated above your heart level, to help reduce swelling. Imaging may be needed if you can't weight bear. So, using crutches until ur seen is good. ...Read more

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I hit my leg on a metal bar, now I have a sore and two swollen bumps, and it hurts but I can walk?

I hit my leg on a metal bar, now I have a sore and two swollen bumps, and it hurts but I can walk?

Cold then Warm: It seems that you have damaged some tissues that are a bit deeper under the skin as well as a surface wound. Keep the wound clean. For the first 24 hours apply cold to the swollen area. After 24 hours apply heat to hasten the removal of the trapped tissue fluid and/or blood. If the area doesn't improve over the next few days have it examined. ...Read more

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I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor. Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

I fell out of bed weeks ago and hit my left knee on the hard floor. Now weeks later the area is tender and the lowr leg is swollen tender and itches?

Blood clot: You need to have the leg examined for a possible deep or superficial vein clot. A ruptured baker's cyst or a knee effusion are other possible causes. It needs an exam and possibly xrays and/or ultrasound to sort this out. ...Read more

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I hit my left leg a couple weeks and and now where it was hit I have a hole and when I touch it its liquidity and it seems to. Be swollen. What is this?

I hit my left leg a couple weeks and and now where it was hit I have a hole and when I touch it its liquidity and it seems to. Be swollen. What is this?

Probably infected: You may have an infection at the site of injury. Whenever you have a breach in the skin integrity the bacteria can get a easy access and sets infections. Have it examined by a physician ...Read more

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I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. I put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. Now I look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?

I hit my leg below my knees was swollen. I put ice and wrapped it with a bandage for a week. Now I look at my foot on the side of my foot is purple?

Bandaging can do: That. I find this happens often wafter doing surgery on one part of the foot and after removing the bandage there is purple in another part of the foot. I think the bandaging possibly causes blood vessels to break or leak and the blood spilling causes the black and blue marks. No worries should disappear soon. ...Read more

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Leg hit w/ softball above ankle 2 wks ago & spot still sore. Doesn't hurt to walk but foot still swollen. What could be wrong if no pain when walking?

Leg hit w/ softball above ankle 2 wks ago & spot still sore. Doesn't hurt to walk but foot still swollen. What could be wrong if no pain when walking?

A contusion: ="BRUISE" can occur in the lining of the bone itself and these "bone bruises" can last for a while!!!! Apply heat (this will "speed up" the resorption (healing)!!!

Hope this helps!



Dr Z ...Read more

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My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

My age is 52, I've no medical history as such. Now my left leg ankle is swollen for past 2 months and its paining, the swollen part is slightly red?

Sprain or celulitis: Ankle pain and swelling can be from a sprain or trauma that you don't remember or can be an early infection called cellulitis. An xray and evaluation of the joint is needed to have a clearer picture of what's going on. Swelling, redness and pain for two months is never normal. I would seek immediate medical help. Cellulir. ...Read more

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I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

I broke my fiibula on the right leg. During the recovery my ankle was swollen and now after the bone is fine I still have swollen ankle. What to do?

Ankle: Some swelling is normal as healing continues for some time. Re check with your doc to see if any range of motion, strength, of scaring may be present. Compression hose and a bout of physical therapy may be in order. ...Read more

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I've been injecting oxicodone and duladid into my leg viens. My legs have been swollen and the water pocketssurronding my knees and ankles are full of water. My legs getcramps in them now?

I've been injecting oxicodone and duladid into my leg viens. My legs have been swollen and the water pocketssurronding my knees and ankles are full of water. My legs getcramps in them now?

SERIOUS CONCERNS: Phlebitis could be a serious consequence of IV drug use. The veins can inflame and clots can form causing pain and swelling. Infection can be another serious complication. From your description the exact nature of your problem is unknown but you should see a physician ASAP because of the possibilities. Also, IV opiate use is inherently potentially fatal, seek CD treatment for your dangerous habit ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot, ankle lower leg all swollen.?

Diagnosed with ankle tendonitis, now foot, ankle lower leg all swollen.?

Ankle smankle: You need to describe the location of the ankle tendonitis. Is it front, back, inside, outside painful to stand or move? What was done to confirm the diagnosis of tendonitis. If you are continuing to use the ankle is that motion now causing compensatory swelling? Or is something else really going on? A lot to think about but it will make your problem easier to solve. ...Read more

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1.5 months ago I had an ultrasound on my left leg due to a swollen ankle my lymph node was a little swollen now it's the size of a marble. Why?

1.5 months ago I had an ultrasound on my left leg due to a swollen ankle my lymph node was a little swollen now it's the size of a marble. Why?

Lymph gland: It's recommended that your physician examine you to make sure of the diagnosis and he/she will make note of the gland and arrange for a follow-up exam of it to ensure that it recedes and doesn't require a biopsy. ...Read more

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I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?

I hit leg on a trailer hitch 10 days ago. It hurt was swollen and bruised but I could walk on it. Today my ankle is swollen and very bruised. It is starting to throb and hurt. Should I be concerned?

Delay no Longer.: Be concerned; be very concerned. Ten days has been more than enough time for an appreciable resolution. As it seems though, things are getting worse. This no time to be playing the "wait and see" game. Left untreated, the consequences could be catastrophic at worse. To remove all doubt, have the leg examined immediately. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle a week tomorrow ankle still swollen but now I have bruises on the back of leg?

I sprained my ankle a week tomorrow ankle still swollen but now I have bruises on the back of leg?

Bruised ankle: Sounds like a significant injury. If you continue to have pain with swelling and difficulty bearing weight bearing, please see foot specialist for evaluation and xrays and proper treatment. For now at least elevate your foot and ice the area to reduce swelling and discomfort. ...Read more

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Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Two weeks after torn knee cartlidge. Now swelling of leg from knee down to foot. Ankle is really swollen. Can this injury cause generalized swelling?

Blood clot?: Swelling of one lower leg, especially after an injury, can be a sign of a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis). This is serious, because if you have a DVT, parts of the clot can break off and spread through your circulation to your lungs, causing a pulmonary embolus, which is very dangerous! Please go to an ER now. ...Read more

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I was playing football afterwardsmy knee started to swell bad now my leg has swollen then my ankle. Cause and treatment?

I was playing football afterwardsmy knee started to swell bad now my leg has swollen then my ankle. Cause and treatment?

Baker's cyst?: You may have had a baker's cyst rupture behind your knee. Your leg needs to be examined to make sure you do not have a clot or an infection. ...Read more

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I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

I have severe calf pain when walking. My leg and ankle are swollen. I have hbp, high cholestoral. Pain started in rt. Calf, has now moved to the lt.

As a precaution I: Would recommend a duplex ultrasound to rule out a clot. I would consider the possibility of a side effect of possible cholesterol lowering medication you may be taking. ...Read more

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My tibia connected with an elbow when I did a kick, now ankle is swollen just below ankle joint & tibia hurts when walk or bare weight. Is it broken?

My tibia connected with an elbow when I did a kick, now ankle is swollen just below ankle joint & tibia hurts when walk or bare weight. Is it broken?

Possibly: I would recommend an x-ray of the area by either a podiatrist or orthopedic foot specialist. The injured area should be treated according to the findings. If not broken and treatment does not resolve the pain and swelling then I would recommend an MRI study. ...Read more