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Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe ankle pain, massive swelling and bruising. Can't move ankle. Inconclusive mri. What does this mean?

Severe sprain: This sounds like a third degree (possibly second degree) sprain involving teating of the supporting ligament of the ankle and pooling of blood either into the musvle or the ankle joint itself. Obtain immediate orthopedic evaluation. Advise immediate rest, ice, compression and elevation, aircast splint and er if symtoms worsen. Ok to use advol or aleve (naproxen) for pain and swelling. ...Read more

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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


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Started with fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and stuffy nose a week and 3 days ago. Flu symptoms. Now severe ankle pain and swelling. Common?

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Started with fever, chills, fatigue, body aches and stuffy nose a week and 3 days ago. Flu symptoms. Now severe ankle pain and swelling. Common?

Are you on levoquin?: Levoquin is an antibiotic associated with achelles tendon rupture, so if you are not, then there is not much in common with ankle swelling/pain and flu illness. ...Read more

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What could cause severe pain and swelling several weeks after ankle orif surgery?

What could cause severe pain and swelling several weeks after ankle orif surgery?

Postop Pain: Ankle orif surgery is extensive and the postoperative pain can be significant. If you are in pain that you feel is more than should be present, follow up with your surgeon. ...Read more

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My sister has severe pain and swelling on the inside of her ankle and she has not had any injury. She is 52 years old and works standing all day on concrete kitchen. Whatshould she do?

My sister has severe pain and swelling on the inside of her ankle and she has not had any injury. She is 52 years old and works standing all day on concrete kitchen. Whatshould she do?

I think she: Needs to see a foot and ankle specialist. Without evaluating her ankle, she may have posterior tibial tendonitis. This is a common problem in that location. Having said that she should be seen in person for evaluation and definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got 2nd degree sunburn on my right leg 5 days ago. From my knee down to my ankle. Constant swelling, severe pain especially when I'm sitting for awh?

Keep it clean: First no sun exposure its burned enough second make sure its not now infected warm tender swollen and pus make it likely so I would recommend you see a doctor. The swelling causes pain and sitting with the leg down makes that situation worse ...Read more

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7 days ago sprained ankle. Still severe pain, bruising & swelling. Keep it iced and elevated. What's the next move. Told 1 dr it's broke 2 said no.?

7 days ago sprained ankle. Still severe pain, bruising & swelling. Keep it iced and elevated. What's the next move. Told 1 dr it's broke 2 said no.?

I would not: Walk on it if possible.... (I.e crutches).
Fractures are usually evident on xrays or MRI if a stress fracture.
It sucks when you get differing opinoins as your hoping to be given expert advice and you yourself are not expected to be able to read an xray or MRI....
So sorry about that. How different is the treatment plan between the two? Since your in pain, err on the side of caution.. ...Read more

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I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

I had a metal hitch drop on top of my ankle/foot. Severe pain, swelling, bruising and numbness in toes. What could it be?

Depends: Numbness can be caused fro swelling Crush injuries are always tough. If it doesn't improve or gets worse over the next 2-3 days, have it checked for any fractures. Use ice, rest and NSAIDS. ...Read more

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I have severe pain anytime I walk in my left foot. It is two inches from ankle bone. Slight swelling and bruising. No injury occurred.

Multiple causes: There are too many things that could cause the symptoms you are having. The pain could be from a tendon, joint, or a biomechanical issue. See your local dr. ...Read more

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Severe pain and swelling is at the ball of the foot after a full marathon, for 4 days now?

Severe pain and swelling is at the ball of the foot after a full marathon, for 4 days now?

? Fracture: I would show it to your doctor. He/she will likely recommend an x-ray. Metatarsal fractures are not uncommon in distance runners. There are other causes as well but that should be looked at soon. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe pain and swelling on arch of foot?

What do I do about severe pain and swelling on arch of foot?

I would visit: A podiatrist or an orthopedic doctor who specializes in foot and ankle. In the mean time, would consider wrapping, elevating, and putting something cold on your foot. It you are diabetic, be careful putting something cold or hot on your body because you may damage your skin and not feel it. ...Read more

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What may be the diagnose if one had a leg swelling with severe pain that he cant sleep and his BP is 170?

What may be the diagnose if one had a leg swelling with severe pain that he cant sleep and his BP is 170?

Blood clot: The most important thing would be to rule out a blood clot. This would involve getting an ultrasound of the swollen leg. Your doctor can order this for you. ...Read more

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I have severe pain on upper calf and knee when I stand and walk. There is no swelling or heat and I have not injured my leg - what could the cause be?

I have severe pain on upper calf and knee when I stand and walk. There is no swelling or heat and I have not injured my leg - what could the cause be?

Calf pain: One sided severe calf pain and referred knee pain in the absence of an injury present while walking suggests presence an intermittent claudication from arterial insufficiency i.e. Plaque, clot, pad). Unexplained calf pain presenting in this fashion may also be do deep vein thrombosis (venous clot), but less likely to subside at rest. Both can be very serious and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Severe pain in right leg like muscles pain from hip to foot swelling of foot.

Vascular obstruction: This could be a disturbance of the flow in the vessels to that leg. Is it worsened by activity? This should be checked out by your general physician as soon as you can because it could also be a vascular event which could lead to life threatening pulmonary emboli. ...Read more

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Made a sudden move playing tennis and felt a pop in arch of left foot causing instant severe pain when trying to walk. Iced it and no swelling.

Made a sudden move playing tennis and felt a pop in arch of left foot causing instant severe pain when trying to walk. Iced it and no swelling.

Plantar fascia tear: This may represent a tear of the plantar fascia and/or one of the adjacent soft tissues. A fracture is less likely. If seen in the office, we would x-ray the patient, ultrasound the bottom of the foot and put the patient in a boot and/or use crutches. For now, continue icing for 20 minutes, 4-5 times/day and limit your weight-bearing. If I can be of help, then www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Object fell on foot 3 days ago. X-ray was clear. I have severe pain and swelling and bruising. I have a low grade fever now, possibly really broken?

Object fell on foot 3 days ago. X-ray was clear. I have severe pain and swelling and bruising. I have a low grade fever now, possibly really broken?

Foot pain: What you describe may indicate CRPS. I do feel the fever is related. You really should seen someone who is comfortable with the diagnosis of CRPS. Treatment can be Topicals, oral medications, TENS, PT, Calcium Channel modulators, possible injections (not in the foot)etc.. ...Read more

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My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

My feet are in severe pain and also sometimes itchy. The tips of the toes, the ball of the foot, and heel are extremely tender. No redness or swelling?

Be seen: There are multiple potential causes including an abnormality in the feet themselves verses a vascular, rheumatologist, or neurological disorder. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can likely determine the cause. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

4 months post op tkr. Having severe pain and numbness around rt. Foot. Skin very sensitive to touch. No swelling. No knee pain. Bones do not seem to be pai?

Nerve entrapment: When the surgical site heals some of the superficial nerves can get trapped in the scar tissue which can cause the skin to be very sensitive to the touch. ...Read more

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I have type 2 diabetes under control. My question is what could be causing my left ankle to swell a little but severe pain?

I have type 2 diabetes under control. My question is what could be causing my left ankle to swell a little but severe pain?

Swollen ankle: Congrats on blood sugar control. I suggest you see your doctor about your ankle. It could be fluid retention in your foot or could be a minor fracture, or something else. ...Read more