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My Ankle Is Swollen But Doesn T Hurt
My ankle is still swollen but doesn't hurt to walk unless bent the wrong way. Haven't seen a doc and it's been 2 weeks. What to do?
Ankle support: Use an ankle brace for two more weeks. If not improving then, see the doc ...Read more
2 days ago I stepped in a hole on the street and hurt my ankle it is still very swollen but doesn't hurt that much. How can I bring the swell down?
Swollen ankle: Fill two buckets with water. One hot from the tap and the other cold with ice. Soak 30 seconds hot then immediately soak 30 seconds cold. Then repeat one or two more times. Do this two or three times a day and the swelling will decrease quickly. ...Read more
My ankle is swollen after I badly rolled it on Tuesday, but it doesn't hurt, so can I run on it tomorrow?
Do this test: Let's assume you injured your left ankle. Stand on your right foot and hop to the right three times, going as far as you can with each hop. Stop at the landing spot after the third hop and change to stand on just your left foot. Now hop to the left three times as far as you can. If you cannot get to your starting point with the injured side, don't run. If you do run, wear an ankle support brace. ...Read more
My fathers ankle has been swollen for over a few weeks, he says it doesn't hurt but it looks as if it is out of place. What can it possibly be?
Damage.: Swelling and blue are good indicators that something is amiss with the ankle. There are certain conditions that could make traumatic conditions painless. Without more history, it would be best to have your ankle examined to make sure that there is nothing seriously wrong. ...Read more
I've tweaked my ankle a month ago, it doesn't hurt but is still kinda swollen, what does this mean?
A couple months about I tripped and sprained my ankle. It doesn't hurt anymore but my ankle is always swollen/ larger than my left one. What do I do?
Damaged goods.: A "couple" of months may not be enough time for your ankle to heal sufficiently enough for swelling to no longer be present. Sprains can cause soft tissue damage that in turn makes the ankle somewhat unstable. The swelling is a mechanism to deal with this. An ankle brace, heat and elevation may speed things along. To remove all doubt, have your ankle examined by a specialist. ...Read more
I was helping my mom with her lawn on Saturday and when I was done my ankle was very swollen, it's been 4 days and it's still swollen. It doesn't hurt?
I would still be: Concerned. Is it red at all? Any rash? Any other symptoms>? ...Read more
When I landed yesterday from the horse I felt a pain in my ankle and today it hurts when I walk it isn't swollen and touching it doesn't hurt
Ankle sprain: Need an ankle consult and an xray of your ankle. ...Read more
See MD: See a doctor to be examined at your earliest convenience. ...Read more
My ankle is swollen but I didn't hurt some possiblilities of how my ankle is swollen all of a sudden?
Sudden swelling of any joint without injury may be caused by many things. It is best to get a consultation, x-rays, circulation tests, etc.
Common causes are gout and tendonitis. Again, it is best to get a consultation correlating history and physical findings.
Good luck! ...Read more
My ankle is swollen and it hurts to walk on it. It didn't hurt this morning but now it hurts. What's wrong with it?
Need evaluation: Your ankle needs to be evaluated by a podiatrist with x-rays and clinical examination. You could have a arthritic ankle, cyst or overuse syndrome. You need to find out to prevent further damage. ...Read more
I hurt my ankle 6 moths ago and thought it was minor so I didn't do anything. Now, it is still swollen and hurts sometimes?
ER/UC now!: You may have a fracture of the bones of the ankle- get to the ER or UC clinic. ...Read more
What causes sharp pain at the back of my ankle? The pain comes and goes and when I have the pain it hurts so bad I can't walk on it. Its not swollen
Sorry: We are not allowed to answer questions to minors. Have parent or older friend ask on your behalf. ...Read more
I think I sprained my ankle three days ago. The ankle has remained swollen even now. But it doesn't hurt at all -- just a little tender.?
I was playing basket ball and I was kicked above my ankle an it's swollen and when I touch it it hurts?
My ankle bent sideways when I stepped off a 1 in gradient. It's not swollen or black and blue, but it hurts if I turn it sideways. How should I treat?
Injury: An injury such as a sprained ankle will cause bruising and swelling ...Read more
My feet hurt all over. When I get up in the morning I can't walk on them. Now my ankles are swollen.?
Arthritic changes: Probable cause is morning stiffness in ankles/feet. I don't know your age but that would be helpful. Walking or moving around especially in the morning should ease symptoms. Xrays would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. ...Read more
My ankle hurts on the right side pretty bad when I walk. It didn't hurt earlier but it hurts now. It's a little swollen. What's wrong with it?
As Dr. Kass said,:
There are a host of problems that can cause pain and swelling in an ankle. You made no mention of an injury, past or present, which can certainly contribute to any pain or swelling you're having down there.
My best advice is to see a podiatrist or orthopedist, get examined and x-rayed, and only then will you know what's going on and on your way to feeling better.
Good luck! ...Read more
What did I do to my ankle I hurt it playing rugby I don't really know what happend it's swollen mainly on the outside and I can nearly walk on it?
Ankle sprain: Probably an ankle sprain, which is one of the most common injuries, of the lower extremeties. This occurs when playing sports and twisting the ankle. The tenants of treatment are rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). Ice to be effective, should be applied within the first few hours of injury to prevent swelling. Compression is accomplished with an ace bandage, or other elastic ankle brace. ...Read more
My ankle is swollen a little bit. It hurts when I put weight on it. I don't know what to do. My parents don't believe me either. What should I do?
Consider being seen: If it is causing you enough trouble, I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Swollen ankle, any solution? Home remedies? My ankle just got swollen I don't know why, also my feet tend to hurt more (foot prints, the lines on feet)
Swollen ankle, any: Usually, if only one ankle is swollen, it's a result of the injury, rarely blood clot in the leg or thigh, you seem to be too young for that; both ankles can swell up usually from fluid retention/high blood sugar or high blood pressure, heart /kidney disease. Try to rest, wrap ankle with ace bandage not tight, soak with cool water with epsom salts, elevate it; if not better in 2 days see doctor. ...Read more
My ankles are swollen but don't hurt. This was after holiday. What could it be? How long should I wait before worrying?
May be the start: Of something bigger! You don't list your age, pertinent medical history, or meds, so base this is the first time this has happened. When you have ankle swelling for no reason, it could be due to several things, and most importantly, it is not normal, and involves fluid going into the extracellular space. Can be related to your kidney function or heart, and/or possibly too much salt retention, or walking too long. In either case, normally the venonus system would return this to the heart so that it would be limited to your kidneys. See your pcp about this. ...Read more
I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?
Listen and Learn.: More than likely, the pain and swelling are indicators, telling you that sufficient healing has not yet occurred. The swelling is the body's attempt to put more stability on the injury, mainly to restrict movement. The pain is the body's attempt to convince you, not to use the ankle until further notice. You need to have the ankle re-evaluated and proceed with following proper protocol. ...Read more
Pain next to ankle for 3 days and today I noticed its a little swollen. Never got hurt or anything what could it be?
Stress fracture: With elevated activity, stress fractures can simply creep up on you. Localized pain reinforces the diagnosis. An xray may help to make the diagnosis ...Read more
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