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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left. ?

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. I have a tight pulling feeling near the bottom of the leg. No bruising or swelling left. ?

Sounds like: the tendons are inflamed. typically the tendons at the back inside and outside of your ankle will get irritated after an ankle sprain. take nsaids, ice and stretch. also an ankle support goes a long way. your ankle will loosen up but can take 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Son 17 years ankle sprain today at school no bruising no swelling just pain when walking he is jumping on the other foot to avoid pain what to do ?

Rest/bracing: RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for two to three days. Bracing of ankle. If he is able to hop on just the affected foot he can return to athletic activity, if not it will require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more

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I have a malformation in my leg in the front. I have severe pain, bruising, pain while exercising, extreme pain if you squeeze my calf, and my leg is very hard and swollen. Ii had no trama except for a minor ankle sprain. Is it likely I have compartment s

I have a malformation in my leg in the front. I have severe pain, bruising, pain while exercising, extreme pain if you squeeze my calf, and my leg is very hard and swollen. Ii had no trama except for a minor ankle sprain. Is it likely I have compartment s

Unlikely : Your malformation is not deep to cause it , compartment syndrome, is a acute emergency need immediate attention to prevent muscle and nerve damage, seen after vascular and joint replacement etc, result of obst to venous return due to muscle swelling , builds pressure inside , cause severe pain, swelling, loss of function if the compartment is not released, immediately. ...Read more

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My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?

Likely not.: You intimate the "yellow bruises" are on both legs. Although possible, the likelihood of bilateral blood clots is not high, plus he only sprained one ankle. ...Read more

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Two months with sprained ankle. It's VERY bad and getting worse. Veins are more prominent and my leg is swelling with a obvious lump two? Inches up

Two months with sprained ankle. It's VERY bad and getting worse. Veins are more prominent and my leg is swelling with a obvious lump two? Inches up

SEE A DOCTOR/ER. DVT: If it's getting worse, you must see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon ASAP. Another concern; although it's been two months, do you have a DVT in your leg? The best course may be the emergency room, to rule out this DVT/blood clot. A DVT is a serious issue! Regards, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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


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