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I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, should I be worried?

I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, should I be worried?

Probably Not: Contusions in this area often lead to a hematoma (collection of blood) which may be slow to resolve. Provided there is not any pain, the patient may return to activity as tolerated, taking care to protect the area with a pad/shell to prevent re-injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, how can I recover?

I was playing soccer 3 weeks ago and was kicked just above ankle, bruising gone but still swollen/tender, how can I recover?

Physical therapy.: That area contains many tendons that control ankle function. It is possible that they are weakened, after being kicked there. You may require physical therapy, to restore full function. ...Read more

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After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

After playing soccer, front of ankle hurts when pointing toes/foot up and down. Been a week and still hurts the same. Ankle is a bit swollen. Thanks?

You need to see a : Dr to assess what is wrong. First and foremost you need to stop playing nail you figure out what it is as you are likely making it worse by continuing to play. ...Read more

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My cousin kicked me while we were going for the ball playing soccer my foot/ankle hurts severely some swelling no bruising happened 5 days ago?

My cousin kicked me while we were going for the ball playing soccer my foot/ankle hurts severely some swelling no bruising happened 5 days ago?

Show your parents so: That they can decide if you need medical care RCE. REST- the foot. Avoid activities requiring use of ankle. Can apply warmth since you are 5 days out. COMPRESSION- Wrap foot, ankle & lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on pillow. ...Read more

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After getting kicked playing soccer my daughters ankle is very swollen and she has a very limited range of motion. Help!

After getting kicked playing soccer my daughters ankle is very swollen and she has a very limited range of motion. Help!

Ice, ice, ice: Start first with resting, staying off it completely. Wrap it with compressive wraps like an ace bandage, use lots of cold compresses or ice. Depending on her age, try antiinflammatory meds. If pain continues, make an appointment with your doctor for referral to a specialist. She may need x-rays and an off-loading boot or more. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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My daughter has hurt her ankle twice in one week playing soccer and it is swollen does she need an ex Ray?

My daughter has hurt her ankle twice in one week playing soccer and it is swollen does she need an ex Ray?

See doctor: and with 2 injuries in 1 week she needs to see a doctor and ice and rest the ankle and no soccer till it is completely healed. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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