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

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

Stasis Dermatitis: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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What makes a sprained ankle better?

What makes a sprained ankle better?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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How should I treat my sprained ankle?

How should I treat my sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E: Rest Ice Compression Elevation If there is ongoing pain on weight bearing after 3 days of above treatment, it is prudent to see a Doctor to organise X Rays. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/ankle-sprain-treatment-overview ...Read more

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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: An ankle sprain can include pain, swelling and discomfort in the affected ankle. The immediate action on your part would be Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Try to stay off the ankle and use a cane or crutch until you see a Podiatrist who will examine you, take X-rays and determine what grade ankle sprain you may have. ...Read more

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How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles. ...Read more

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What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

Pain, swelling: As well as limited range of motion or ability to bear weight/walk. Could also be symptoms of fracture, infection or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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When should you have a sprained ankle rechecked?

When should you have a sprained ankle rechecked?

Depends: It can depend on how severe the sprain. I may see a serious ankle sprain back in the office in one week to monitor swelling, whereas a less severe ankle sprain I may not see back for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle injury: Pain especially increasing with weight bearing, swelling of the ankle, bruising of the skin, loss of function, decreased range of motion are some of the signs. This type injury requires an examination and often an x-ray to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

Sprain: All the symptoms would require more space than is available. Swelling , pain , bruising, usually point tenderness, pain with range of motion, difficulty walking , are just some of them . See your podiatrist for help ...Read more

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