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How can I best take care of a sprained ankle swelling?

How can I best take care of a sprained ankle swelling?

Compression: If pain is gone then compression, if pain is mild, then ankle brace. ...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


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Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

YES: Depending upon the severity of the sprain, swelling can extend to the foot. My question to you-without seeing a doctor, how can you be sure it's "just a sprain." Most ankle sprains, I think, are undertreated resulting in lingering problems. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation. If swelling is severe I would recommend crutches with no weight bearing. If numbness is being felt, the bandage may be on to tight and you need to let the doctor know, . ...Read more

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Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Large, swollen, hard bump on top of foot below ankle. Swelling seems to have cut off circulation to second toe. What could this be caused from?

Ganglionic cyst: I agree that you may have a cyst. Seek a foot specialist for the proper evaluation you may need to have it drained and aspirated or removed. ...Read more

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Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

Fractured fibula, high ankle sprain 5 wk. No surgery, immobilized, no weight. Still having signif. Foot swelling, numb toes and darker color top foot.

NOrmal: Pain and swelling after a combined fracture/dislocation can persist for months. Follow up with ortho doc and xrays is required and pt is almost manidtory to regain motion and function. The numbness associated with a fracture sprain usually come from stretching the nerve (s) and may take up to a year to resolve. ...Read more

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Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, you may be getting compression on an adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. Your doc will probably rule out structural and vascular problems too. Get checked. ...Read more

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Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can I damage further trying to walk

Severe ankle sprain 8 days ago. Still can't walk, top of foot numb, bruising severe. How long should take to heal? Can I damage further trying to walk

Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a "normal" sprain. Yes, a sprain can get worse. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have occasional pain on top of foot where leg meets foot after a sprained ankle? 8 days after. Ankle x-Ray didn't show fracture.

Is it normal to have occasional pain on top of foot where leg meets foot after a sprained ankle? 8 days after. Ankle x-Ray didn't show fracture.

Potentially: Yes, potentially, particularly if the zone of injury or even the associated inflammation or swelling has spread to that area. Don't hesitate to be followed for it. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle three weeks ago, can walk with brace, most bruising gone, but very painful persistent pins and needles on top of foot. Cause? Solution?

Sprained ankle three weeks ago, can walk with brace, most bruising gone, but very painful persistent pins and needles on top of foot. Cause? Solution?

Have it evaluated.: An excessive amount of swelling or nerve injury could cause a numbness pins and needles sensation. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent. Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle almost two weeks ago. When can I put my full weight on that foot again? Should I wait until all swelling & pain is gone before doing so

Sprained ankle almost two weeks ago. When can I put my full weight on that foot again? Should I wait until all swelling & pain is gone before doing so

Progress as tolerate: Unless it was a massive tear of your tendon/ligament, you should do weight bearing as tolerated. Don't wait till it's all gone. If you can put weight without excessive pain, then start walking on it carefully. If it hurts alot with normal weighbearing, you might want to use a crutch/cane so you can do partial weightbearing. ...Read more

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I have a very badly sprained ankle and fractured fibula. When I press on the swelling in my foot an indent stays, is that normal?

Yes: That's called pitting edema from chronic swelling. That will resolve but will likely take several months to completely resolve. When you start becoming more active and putting more weight on your ankle, that's when you'll see it start to improve. ...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


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more