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Busted my shins really bad...no breaks in skin, however redness, some warmth and a little swelling...bruising of ankles has occurred. What say you?

Busted my shins really bad...no breaks in skin, however redness, some warmth and a little swelling...bruising of ankles has occurred. What say you?

Contusion: Keep legs elevated as much as possible. The bruises will descend towards your feet. Trauma to legs will make you prone to develop clots. Let your physician know about the incident. Also seek medical attention for persistent pain and swelling. ...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


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Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with ligament tear. Pain with severe swelling and bruising. Now ankle and top off foot numb. Is this from swelling?

Fibula break with li: Yes, the nerves are compressed because of the swelling and the foot can become numb. Get off your foot, elevate it, use crutches so that there is no weight on this foot asap and get treated either with a soft cast for a few days than a hard cast or surgery, let your orthopedist decide depending on the x-rays either way you should not put any weight on this limb or you can dislocate the fracture. ...Read more

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What can I do if I've had a fractured bone in my leg and I am having severe swelling and bruising in my ankle?

What can I do if I've had a fractured bone in my leg and I am having severe swelling and bruising in my ankle?

See a specialist: I am not sure from your description if these two issues are occurring at same time. I would highly recommend you see your primary care doctor, a podiatrist or orthopedist for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Went over my ankle last week and I know it isn't broke but its painful to stretch. No bruising or swelling. Just painful to move.

R.I.C.E: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation are appropriate treatments for an ankle sprain. I don't know the mechanism of injury or any other details about your injury, but it is possible you have a fracture. One cannot tell just by looking at the ankle. I suggest you have it examined and see if the clinician recommends and xray to check for a fracture. ...Read more

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Jumped from 4ft 6 wks ago & landed on ankle. Started p.t & after each appoint. More bruising/swelling occurred. @ last appoint it snapped again?

Jumped from 4ft 6 wks ago & landed on ankle. Started p.t & after each appoint. More bruising/swelling occurred. @ last appoint it snapped again?

Imaging: If bruising is actually occurring, that would imply that there is bleeding. Ankle injuries can take a while to heal. Not sure of the extent of the injuries. If CT or MRI had not been taken, it may better reveal the extent of damage inside the ankle joint. ...Read more

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If you roll your ankle inwards then can't stand on it for 10min now have bruise ans small swelling its painful but I can walk on it what have I done?

If you roll your ankle inwards then can't stand on it for 10min now have bruise ans small swelling its painful but I can walk on it what have I done?

Ankle sprain: Sounds like an ankle sprain. The canadians tell us that if you can walk on it and don't hurt when pressing on y
the bones then you don't have to get x-rays unless it persists. ...Read more

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Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Ankles swelling then swelling went down and bruising appeared on both ankles?

Post skin Trauma: This sure sounds normal and expected. I do not know what question you are asking given the way your question is written, but any skin trauma, including swelling, can lead to bruising. ...Read more

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There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

There is pain in my ankle but no swelling or bruising. What could it be?

Ankle pain: Different types of arthritis, sprains/strains, bone tumors could all cause ankle pain minus the swelling or bruising. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I rolled my ankle 2 days ago there is lots swelling very little bruising and no pain....

I rolled my ankle 2 days ago there is lots swelling very little bruising and no pain....

Ankle sprain: Apply ice to swelling Give your ankle a rest, keep it elevated and wear an ace bandage for compression.If no improvement after4-5 days see your doctor for x rays to rule out fracture or ligament damage ...Read more

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Hi, my ankle has been in pain. It started to hurt on Friday afternoon at work. I don't know what I did to it. No swelling or bruising.?

Hi, my ankle has been in pain. It started to hurt on Friday afternoon at work. I don't know what I did to it. No swelling or bruising.?

Possible tendinitis: Use local ice and advil or Aleve, (naproxen) if not allergic to these medicines. You will also benefit from a pull on neoprene open toe, open heel ankle brace to be worn OVER an athletic sock. I also suggest a medical exam and xray if not improving within 5 days. ...Read more

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I fell 10ft while hiking 1week ago and landed on with my ankle folded underneath me and it popped no swelling or bruising but pain around ankle

I fell 10ft while hiking 1week ago and landed on with my ankle folded underneath me and it popped no swelling or bruising but pain around ankle

Of course it hurts: No purple color? No swelling? Cracking sensation? Able to walk with barely a limp? If in doubt, your dr will arrange some pictures. Maybe a mild sprain. ...Read more

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11 days ago I fell on my ankle. Nothing twisted-I could walk with no pain, but bad bruising. Still some swelling. How long should I expect swelling?

11 days ago I fell on my ankle. Nothing twisted-I could walk with no pain, but bad bruising. Still some swelling. How long should I expect swelling?

Minimum: 7-10 days: For theR_I_C_E: rest, ice, compression, elevation. OK to use Advil or Aleve if not allergic to these. If you have pain on ambulation or instability, you must be seen and examined. ...Read more

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Swelling and bruises are still present in my ankle injury since its the 4th day today I've been strictly following the PRICE method and the pain at ni?

Swelling and bruises are still present in my ankle injury since its the 4th day today I've been strictly following the PRICE method and the pain at ni?

Inflammation: Swelling and bruising can. Last for week after and ankle injury depending on the extent of the injury so continue with your treatment and it should improve ...Read more

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My ankle it feels like it needs to pop. I have no bruising or swelling. I had no injuries to my ankle. I popped it n it seems to go away then come back?

My ankle it feels like it needs to pop. I have no bruising or swelling. I had no injuries to my ankle. I popped it n it seems to go away then come back?

Ankle popping: Sounds like a tendon that is moving over a boney prominence.
now why is this happening if you have had no injury?
perhaps you have a condition of laxity of your ligaments.
you should see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I injured my ankle, no bruising, no pain, but major swelling?

I injured my ankle, no bruising, no pain, but major swelling?

Injury: Likely to soft tissue injury. Try the rice method. Rest, ice, compression and elevation plus nsaids. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 9 days ago. Bruising/swelling has almost gone all the way down. Now it's starting to itch, why? Is that normal?

Sprained my ankle 9 days ago. Bruising/swelling has almost gone all the way down. Now it's starting to itch, why? Is that normal?

Yez, , as long as U--: -have had it evaluated by an ortho, & there's no structural damage, don't worry. As the blood is adsorbed, it's common 2 have it itch. Also don't B surprised if there is some dark staining in the area it is due 2 an iron tattoo from the breakdown of hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Extremely painful ankle, but no swelling and almost no bruising. Cant bear much weight and has been like this for over 24 hours. What is it?

Extremely painful ankle, but no swelling and almost no bruising. Cant bear much weight and has been like this for over 24 hours. What is it?

Gout likely: It could be acute gout. Of course a known injury like a sprain is more common. In that case you would have a history of injury. There are several Less common causes. I family practitioner will be able to make a diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I have rolled my ankle outwards have pain bruising but no swelling what should I do to treat it and should I be worried as there is no swelling.

I have rolled my ankle outwards have pain bruising but no swelling what should I do to treat it and should I be worried as there is no swelling.

Ankle: You need to
have seen by a doctor in order to make sure you haven't pulled or torn a ligament. The fact that you have bruising and pain indicates that an evaluation is warranted.
Ligamentous damage can also make you more
susceptible to another fall and possible fracture. ...Read more

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I have minor ankle pain which does not increase with exercise but I have had it for two months. There is no swelling or bruising. What should I do?

I have minor ankle pain which does not increase with exercise but I have had it for two months. There is no swelling or bruising. What should I do?

Ankle pain: There are many structures in the ankle. There are several ligaments and a cartilage covered bone called the Talus which acts as a "ball bearing" between the foot and leg which can get injured. If your pain is two months in duration, it's time to get an X-ray/MRI.

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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