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My Sprained Ankle Has Gotten A Purple Color And It Hurts Did I Sprain It Or Break It
-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
Brusing: The normal process by which a bruise heals is through the reabsorption of the hemoglobin from the injury. The varying colors is the breakdown of heme, which is the part of the red blood cells that carry iron. The colorations are the varying degrees of iron in the tissues from the injury. Time will only allow it to heal. Warm compresses increase circulation, which may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was just diagnosed with a sprained ankle(right foot) now I have large purple blotches on my right foot on both sides under the ankle.Whats wrong?
It is bruising: The purple blotching you describe sounds like bruising. You may have [just] sprained your ankle, but where pain, swelling and bruising is present, you want to make sure you do not have a more serious injury such as a dislocation or fracture. The way to do this is with x-rays. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I went to the ER yesterday afternoon with a sprained ankle. is it normal for the swelling to have increase and my foot to have gone blue and purple?
Yes there is bleedin: The purple means that there’s been bleeding and tearing in the tissue. This is characteristic. You would told you will need ice, you will need to splint or even cast depending on the evaluation. I assume they said to ice it for the first 36 to 48 hours , elevate it and after that you can use heat ...Read more
I went to the ER on Sunday after what I thought was an ankle sprain on Saturday. It's become a lot more purple due to bruises. is that normal?
Hi I suffered a severe ankle sprain (grade 3) 5 weeks ago, and when my leg is down for 5 minutes, or even less, my foot/leg turns red/purple. Normal?
Vasomotor: mechanism appears to be sustained some damage in the affected area to push blood up upon changing position. ...Read more
Ankle sprain/avulsion fractured talus - 1 wk later still slight swelling, pain if bearing weight - foot turns purple & throbs when standing. Normal?
Ankle Injury: If you have an avulsion fracture of the talus it depends on the size of the avulsion. Not seeing your xray it is tough to recommend treatment. However, you need to get on crutches and be non weight bearing. When you stand the swelling has nowhere to go and stays in your foot. That's why elevation above the heart is essential. Also ice the ankle when you get the swelling down and keep it elevated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I put ice on my sprained ankle&the other ankle.Kept the ice on those areas for 23-24minutes.Can this over-icing cause frostbites?I see some purplish red spot below my sprained ankle bone.Can this over-icing damage ligaments,nerves,skin,tendons,veins?
Likely bruising: Ankle sprains are often marked by a tearing of parts of the ligaments that bridge between the bones. That tearing can produce localized bleeding within the area involved and often settles based on gravity (as a bruise). Your skin surface will be injured long before the deeper structures. You might want to have it seen when convenient. Try to stay off the ankle if possible. ...Read more
Scar tissue therapy: There are a variety of techniques therapists use for breaking apart scarring. Typically, a therapist will work a little beyond your comfort zone every session to achieve maximum benefits. Ask them to give you exercises to do on your own to assist in removing scar tissue and improve your recovery! ...Read more
X-rays are standard: To determine if there is a fracture. While some fracture lines can be hard to detect, most times if the x-ray taken after an injury is clear, it will be considered a sprain of the ligaments--especially if the ligaments are painful to the touch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Should i walk on a sprained ankle if it doesn't hurt ?
It doesn't hurt at all. I have an ACE wrap on it as well.
Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago still swollen and pain that shoots up my leg at times. hurts to put a little weight on it?
Perhaps: Yu should be suing crutches and not stepping on the ankle which sounds like its not a simple strain but rather a grade two or three. Ice as often as possible. Keep it elevated when possible. Is it wrapped up? If not, sounds like it should until the immediate swelling goes down. Walking on a badly sprained and can lead to chronic lateral ankle instability. ...Read more
When do I know if fibula break and sprained ankle is completely healed. What should I be able to do? Still can't stand on both ankles
Maybe: Best test is to get a x-ray of your leg. You could potentially be able to walk and be able to do all sorts of task even with fractured fibula. ...Read more
I got a grade 2 ankle sprain 1 week ago I have been walking and light exercising but now it hurts worse. Should i not walk on it for a week or so?
I've had hard cast for 4 week for severely sprained ankle still hurts, when it comes off fri. Will I be able to put weight on. How long for pain stop?
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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