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I sprained my knee two weeks ago. Is it normal for my ankle to swell?

I sprained my knee two weeks ago. Is it normal for my ankle to swell?

Yes: The inflammation and bleeding can travel down via gravity and settle in the ankle and foot. Many people that have a knee replacement will develop bruising in the bottom of the foot. If there is any calf pain/swelling or pain/swelling in the opper leg, you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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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


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Is it normal to still have pain from my knee to ankle after spraining my ankle after 16 months?

Is it normal to still have pain from my knee to ankle after spraining my ankle after 16 months?

No unless you are a: runner or athlete, who may have fractured the fibula. Residual pain from knee to ankle is an early symptom of fibular hairline fracture, followed by bowing of the leg and instability of the ankle joint. Other possibilities include partially torn ankle crucial ligament, nerve entrapment (tibial nerve impingement) or soleus muscle injury. Please see an Orthopedist or Sports Medicine expert ASAP. ...Read more

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What to do if i sprained my right knee over the weekend and my right ankle is swollen, is that normal?

Sometimes: When you injure the knee you get swelling to the injured area and forces of gravity will pull it down the leg. Also, its possible you injured your ankle at the same time and didn't realize it. ...Read more

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I crashed longboarding and i sprained my ankle.From my knee down my leg swelled up most of the swelling went don't but there is still a hard bump ?

I crashed longboarding and i sprained my ankle.From my knee down my leg swelled up  most of the swelling went don't but there is still a hard bump ?

Suggest: You get an x-ray to rule out fracture and possible MRI to see how much soft tissue damage was done to ligaments. The hard bump you mention is a concern as well. Get it checked asap. ...Read more

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Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

No: Not normal. It is possible that in the same injury in which you injured your ankle, perhaps you also injured your knee. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi. Sprained my ankle two months ago. Started running and today I woke up with extreme pain in the same ankle. Pain shoots up to knee when weight bear?

Hi. Sprained my ankle two months ago. Started running and today I woke up with extreme pain in the same ankle. Pain shoots up to knee when weight bear?

Hold Everything.: You need to stop running immediately and have your ankle reexamined. Not doing so puts you at risk for further damage. The shooting pain could very well indicate nerve involvement. There is a possibility that the initial injury was under diagnosed. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 5/2 felt something snap the other day pain unbearable non weight bearing xray normal pain moving up the leg to just under the knee

More eval/testing: With that type of pain, you will benefit from a very detailed exam to uncover the cause of your symptoms. It's difficult to advise you of the potential problem with this very brief description. If x-rays are normal and the diagnosis is in doubt, then an MRI is often the next best test. For now, it sounds like crutches while upright, rest, ice and elevation would be wise before seeing a physician. ...Read more

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What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

Orthotics or brace: It is important that how your foot comes in contact with the ground that the weight is distributed evenly and not creating imbalance in the joints above, including the ankle. Consider the use of an orthotic and/or ankle brace that keeps the back of the foot (rearfoot bones) aligned and in a more efficient biomechanical position. Visit the podiatrist for a complete evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot 4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

I received a cortisone shot  4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

Can you specify: Where you received the cortisone shot?.....was that given by the ankle? In the region of the tarsal tunnel? The coldness you are feeling up to your knee may possibly be neuropathy caused by a radiculopathy. I would suggest an Emg/NCV study to rule out a "double crush syndrome" it's possible you have both a tarsal tunnel and a radiculopathy. I don't think your coldness is related to shot. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

Is it normal to have a swollen leg after spraining my knee?

I would make: Sure you do not have a clot in your calf, if there is swelling in the leg. This should be reported to your md immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal with a sprained knee for my leg to be swollen, my toes to be tingly and my knee to keep popping?

Is it normal with a sprained knee for my leg to be swollen, my toes to be tingly and my knee to keep popping?

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Sprain: Because of torque forces that caused the ankle sprain, those same forces can translate to the knee and damage either the collateral ligaments or the meniscus surfaces. Your sports podiatrist or an orthopedist should be consulted. ...Read more

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One ankle is more flexible than the other due to a sprain. Could this affect knees. Could one leg grow longer than the other after injury?

One ankle is more flexible than the other due to a sprain. Could this affect knees. Could one leg grow longer than the other after injury?

Ankle: Regarding the range of motion, yes, restricted range of motion can place more stress on the knee on that same leg and lead to altered knee biomechanics, but is difficult to predict if this would lead to symptomatic arthritis for you down the road. As for the growth disturbance, no, this will not cause retardation of growth as your growth plate should be fused by 24-years-old. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 2 mnths ago.Applied ice for 3days. Started going about my daily tasks.Since then i pop my knees a lot and rigidness in ankle. What to do?

Ankle sprain 2 mnths ago.Applied ice for 3days. Started going about my daily tasks.Since then i pop my knees a lot and rigidness in ankle. What to do?

Physical therapy: Ankle injuries frequently result in longstanding muscle weakness, altered gait, and stiffness. Almost all ankle injuries do better after a 4-6 week course of physical therapy to work on motion, strength and coordination of the muscles around the ankle. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle late August, it's fine now but it "pops" when I sit in the butterfly position (feet together knees out). No pain just feels weird. ?

Sprained my ankle late August, it's fine now but it "pops" when I sit in the butterfly position (feet together knees out). No pain just feels weird. ?

Healing occurs with: scar tissue and initially its fairly thick and over 5-6 months its gets smaller and mature. So popping can be due to that and I am hopeful it would settle down, and should disappear in another 3 months or so. Good Luck. ...Read more

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When i squat i feel unstable in my sprained ankle from the years ago. I think this affects my opposite knee and there is pain in it. Knee can't handle?

When i squat i feel unstable in my sprained ankle from the years ago. I think this affects my opposite knee and there is pain in it. Knee can't handle?

Need therapy: Small amounts of weakness in ankles or other joints can throw off all of your body mechanics. I would start off with an ankle strengthening program of therapy. You will also need an evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist (orthopedic) to make sure there is nothing structurally wrong. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more