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Weird purple marks above my right ankle, what are they? Not itchy, and no ankle sprain.

Stasis Dermatitis

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Without seeing a picture, the more common reason for seeing purple near an ankle is likely related to some venous insufficency and hemosiderin (iron) deposition in the skin staining the skin. However, any pigmentation of skin should always be examined by a Dermatologist to ensure there is no malignant lesions.
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What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?

Pain, swelling, ...

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The signs of ankle sprain and a fracture can be very similar, and if the sprain (tearing of muscle fibers and tendon fibers) is bad enough, the treatment may be the same, and a bad sprain could take even longer to heal. if ia non-displaced fracture (inside ankle=medial malleolus, outside = lateral, posterior=heel), there will be swelling, pain, heat, very tender. Ice, elevate, immobilize-Ortho
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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered:

what's first-degree ankle sprain?

Mild sprain

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Min.imal pain,swelling and color changes
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What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

Evaluation

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High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked.
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What sort of problem is an ankle sprain?

Sprain

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see the note about ankle fracture. most sprains are stretching of the ligaments, the tendons are elastic so they can move a little without breaking, but many of the tendon fibers may tear or stretch unrepairably, so that a permanent injury is found that can lead to degeneration of the cartilage and degenerative arthritis.
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What could happen if I leave an ankle sprain untreated?

Bad idea

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First need to determine if the ankle ligament(s) are just sprained or torn (ruptured). If not properly treated, can lead to long term instability of the ankle and recurrent injury. Can possibly even lead to chronic type arthritis and degeneration of the joint and stiffness.
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

What is a high ankle sprain?

involves the t-f lig

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The ligaments that attached to the front & back of the tibia& & fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor & grade 3 is a complete tear & is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they R the ant inf & post inf t/f ligaments
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How is a high ankle sprain treated?

It Depends

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There are differing opinions with this subject. But a high ankle sprain needs to be immobilized, usually in a boot, sometimes walking and others using crutches to start with. The recovery time is usually longer than a standard ankle sprain. On occasion if there is a major tear of the ligament, surgery can be needed to fix it.
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I can't walk on my ankle sprain Is that bad?

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Inabiility to walk on an injured foot or ankle is alwasy a concern. You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment
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Would i need a cast for ankle sprain and tendonitis?

If severe

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usually, a cam walker boot or an ankle brace are more common. Casts are usually saved for a more severe case.
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