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Hi I rolled my ankle yesterday and there is swelling the size of a golf ball around my ankle bone but the pain goes up to my calf from my ankle?

Hi I rolled my ankle yesterday and there is swelling the size of a golf ball around my ankle bone but the pain goes up to my calf from my ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It sounds like an ankle sprain from the excessive inversion. Sometimes with high grade ankle sprains a fracture of the fibular bone could be present. Might want to rule out this possibility getting xray of ankle and proximal tibia/fibula. The other thing to bear in mind is that the ligament that stabilize the ankle could have also been teared. So if therapy and meds don't help get an MRI. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I am getting an intermittent sharp shooting pain that seems to start from the inside ankle bone and goes up a few inches. No swelling or redness.

I am getting an intermittent sharp shooting pain that seems to start from the inside ankle bone and goes up a few inches. No swelling or redness.

Tarsal tunnel: This is likely a tarsal tunnel syndrome from the compression of the posterior tibial nerve, you can confirm this with a neurologist who will do electrodoagnostics (emg/ncs) and perform a provocative maneuver to elicit the symptoms. ...Read more

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Hi what type of injuries could my daughter have she has swelling around where her ligaments are around the ankle and along the ankle bone this has been an issue for nearly 3 years. She has seen muscular skeletal and has wore insole s with trainers to help

Hi what type of injuries could my daughter have she has swelling around where her ligaments are around the ankle and along the ankle bone this has been an issue for nearly 3 years. She has seen muscular skeletal and has wore insole s with trainers to help

Ligament damage?: If your daughter is athletic, it is possible she has injured her ankle ligaments. An MRI would show if this were in fact the case. Wearing a stirrup ankle brace would help stabilize her ankle during activity. ...Read more

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I fell and hurt my ankle bone and area above it 3 weeks today. Swelling gone and bruising pain is still there when I move it?

I fell and hurt my ankle bone and area above it 3 weeks today. Swelling gone and bruising pain is still there when I move it?

Was it ever: Xrayed? Bruising pain at three weeks is not all that uncommon. But see doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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I tore my tendons on my ankle and broke bone now I have reddness going all around my foot and swelling of ankle bone with no pain?

I tore my tendons on my ankle and broke bone now I have reddness going all around my foot and swelling of ankle bone with no pain?

Ankle fracture: You will need to discuss it with your doc. Without seeing xrays and examining you, it is really hard to suggest anything. You may be treated conservatively or you may need surgical intervention depending on the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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I have bruising, swelling, and pain when I touch around my ankle bone. The pain is towards the inner/upper part above my ankle bone.?

I have bruising, swelling, and pain when I touch around my ankle bone. The pain is towards the inner/upper part above my ankle bone.?

Be seen: Did you injure it? You should be seen to make you have not sustained a fracture. If you did not injure it you should also be seen to determine the cause such as bleeding, inflammatatory conditions such as gout, or infection. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle and chipped the bone, most of the swelling has gone but my inside ankle bone is very tender. How long should I stay off sport?

I twisted my ankle and chipped the bone, most of the swelling has gone but my inside ankle bone is very tender. How long should I stay off sport?

Torn ligaments too??: A chip of bone in an ankle is often a sign that a ligament is injured too as that chip can be broken off when the ligament is over stretched from a sprain injury. Also, on the inside of the ankle is a major tendon that can be torn. Ankle supports, physical therapy may be needed as well as an MRI. A patient can take 4 to 12 weeks to return to exercise activities. ...Read more

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I hit my ankle pretty hard on a metal pole today. Bruising above and below my ankle bone, swelling, but I can still walk. I can't jump or run.?

I hit my ankle pretty hard on a metal pole today. Bruising above and below my ankle bone, swelling, but I can still walk. I can't jump or run.?

I would suggest: REST ICE ELEVATE (Nickname "RICE")

for the next 24-36 hours

then HEAT

Jump and run later!
hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Swelling under the left foot's ankle bone for months. No big problems, only hurts when applied pressure. Also, on the toe bones it has hurt a few time

Swelling under the left foot's ankle bone for months. No big problems, only hurts when applied pressure. Also, on the toe bones it has hurt a few time

Sounds like you: Should be evaluated properly before things get worse. Since you odont mention which side of the ankle, medial or lateral all we know is there is ankle swelling which could be caused by a multitude of problems. You should visit a podiatrist or orthopedist for further exam and treatment. ...Read more

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Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Red crusty rash from outside ankle bone to baby toe hurts but no swelling what could this be?

Skin condition: Possibly could be a form of athlete's foot. You could try a topical anti-fungal such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, I would recommend evaluation by either a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...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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2 yrs of swelling/pain on right ankle bone & pain runs leg to butt only after hours sitting. Neuro dr says not L4/5 disc. Podiatrist disagrees. Help?

2 yrs of swelling/pain on right ankle bone & pain runs leg to butt only after hours sitting. Neuro dr says not L4/5 disc. Podiatrist disagrees. Help?

Ankle pain: Swelling and pain >2 yrs is not normal. You describe pain as starting in the ankle and going up the leg to butt. If it was a L4-5 disc it would start in back/butt and shots down into the leg also swelling is not usually associated with a disc at L4-5. You have CRPS go and see a Pain doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe with walking on hair line fractured talus bone. Minimal pain but swelling on ankle. Avn is not confirmed in CT scan.

Probably not: It is always better to take the pressure off particularly if there is swelling. It does not mean that you should not walk but use the boots you can buy from pharmacies or medical supply offices until you see your orthopedic doc. Do not forget to put ice pack on the swollen ankle, will help with the swelling and pain. You might as well take over the counter alive or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Foot sore on top at "bend" between leg. Deep, dull pain close to ankle bone. No bruising/swelling. X-ray show no fractures. Able to walk, hop, etc?

Possibly impingement: The anterior ankle joint may become painful when the foot is excessively dorsiflexed during activity. The soft tissue or joint capsule becomes "pinched" between the tibia (leg) and the talus (foot) causing pain. X-rays will show no fracture due to only soft tissue involvement. Typically minimal swelling or bruising. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle SAT. It swelled up on top of foot & in front of ankle bone. I RICEd it and no more swell. When I walk it makes/feel big pop?

I sprained my ankle SAT. It swelled up on top of foot & in front of ankle bone. I RICEd it and no more swell. When I walk it makes/feel big pop?

Popping with sprain: One of the hardest things to do after an ankle sprain is to eliminate the swelling. Deep swelling can linger for an average 4 months post sprain, and this can cause a popping sensation. I like RICE, especially twice daily 15 minute ice packs and once daily contrast bathing. If the popping does cause pain, then definitely see a specialist. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in the right ankle on the topside on the inside with swelling, burning in bone?

What can cause pain in the right ankle on the topside on the inside with swelling, burning in bone?

Few things: Assuming no acute injury, tarsal tunnel syndrome, posterior tibial tendonitis would be my first two thoughts. ...Read more

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How long swelling stiffness lasts in stable fabula ankle frx its been ten weeks now when to gv full weight for walk bone complete heal now in xry?

Give it time: That. Type of fracture will usually take between 12-16 weeks to heal
check with your doctor regarding when to fully weight bear
be patient. ...Read more

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I have a painful swelling about the size of a quarter just below the bone on my inner right ankle with pain radiating into leg. What could this be?

I have a painful swelling about the size of a quarter just below the bone on my inner right ankle with pain radiating into leg. What could this be?

Ganglion: Could be ganglion cyst of ankle. More common in wrist area but can occur at any multi directional joint. See your doctor and get ultrasound. ...Read more

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Bone swelling showed on ankle MRI of lower tibia. About how long until it resolves? Months?

Bone swelling showed on ankle MRI of lower tibia. About how long until it resolves? Months?

Weeks: Bone contusion usually take 2 to 6 weeks depends on the severity of the injury. Most bone contusion should resolve within 3 week after complete immobilization ...Read more

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Can a bone spur in your ankle cause swelling in your calf? I'm also having nerve pain up from my ankle into my calf. Are they related?

Can a bone spur in your ankle cause swelling in your calf? I'm also having nerve pain up from my ankle into my calf. Are they related?

Risk of dvt: Your inactivity has put you at risk for a blood clot in your calf called dvt. You need an urgent venous doppler to assess for DVT. You could have something else, but must rule out the DVT first. ...Read more

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Its been 10wek stable ankle fabula when can I start fully walk without walker still hav swelling bone r heal and union in xry. Not tht much pain.

Ask the surgeon: Only the doctor who did the surgery knows how extensive the surgery was and how long it needs to heal, ask the doctor- this communication is part of your responsibility. ...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