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I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?

I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?

Any of the above: Any of the above could be present, if it was broken pain would be moreso and not get better, sprain would be slightly better in 2 days and probably same with torn lig. Should see your doc, & on examination it would be obvious what is the cause, in most cases. An xray would confirm a fracture. Keeping foot elevated, its normal to see swelling and bruising to extend upwards towards knee. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot,ankle,& leg be a symptom?

Is it possible to have lymphoma & lung cancer at the same time? Are diseases related? Would severe, painful swelling of foot,ankle,& leg be a symptom?

Yes: It is definitely possible, however it is more likely that if someone has lymphoma and a mass is found in the lung that it is a lesion from the lymphoma rather than a true " lung cancer". But both are possible. Biopsy would surely differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Severe painful swelling in foot&ankle-doctors indicate may be lymphoma-X-ray found lump on lung-appt for biopsy in 2 weeks-how to ease pain/swelling?

Not lymphoma: Painful swelling in foot ankle frequently from trauma. A torn ligament will cause severe symptoms and foot boot to prevent motion helps. Swelling reduced by elevation of foot and site of tenderness, if found should be infiltrated with lidocaine plus kenalog (triamcinolone) (40) . Lymphoma develops in lymph nodes which are not prominent in ankle/foot. Lung lesion needs bx. ...Read more

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Swelling in foot and ankle no pain.Stand on my feet a majority of the day. What could it be? Thanks

Swelling: Without an exam it is difficult to speak definitively, but if there are vericose veins present this can contribute to non painful swelling . Also , joint fluid can leak from small tears or weakness in the joint capsule. There are many possibilities here and an exam and xrays/tests are in order. See a podiatrist - good luck ! ...Read more

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Does everyone have foot swelling after ankle surgery?

Does everyone have foot swelling after ankle surgery?

Common....: It depends on the type of surgery. Minor superficial surgeries may not cause noticeable swelling. Swelling is common though following ankle surgery. ...Read more

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Had ankle surgery 3 weeks ago havin really bad swelling in ankle & foot & have had a low grade fever of 99.2-99.7 for a few days should I be worried?

Had ankle surgery 3 weeks ago havin really bad swelling in ankle & foot & have had a low grade fever of 99.2-99.7 for a few days should I be worried?

Why RU waiting......: Let me put it this way. If I did surgery on you three weeks ago and you were having the symptoms stated, I would hope that you would call the office at once. These circumstances are part and parcel to the science of surgery and post operative care. ...Read more

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3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

3 year old is limping. There is no bruising/swelling on his foot/ankle. It hurts on the bottom. Also has 100.3 fever, cough and running nose. Related?

Possibly related: It is possible that all the symptoms are related. However, with no apparent injury, I would suggest having your child evaluated by his DR. This may be secondary to a viral condition, but is concerning enough to warrant a full evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I find out what is causing random foot/ankle swelling?

How do I find out what is causing random foot/ankle swelling?

See a podiatrist: You need to have an exam and evaluation to determine this problem and how to treat it. ...Read more

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To see what we can do about the swelling in the foot and ankle after cellulitis? What works best to help swelling go away?

To see what we can do about the swelling in the foot and ankle after cellulitis? What works best to help swelling go away?

Elevation: can help. Assume that you were already placed on antibiotics. Acupuncture can also help to accelerate this process. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swelling in your foot and ankle after tybia surgery?

Is it normal to have swelling in your foot and ankle after tybia surgery?

Yes: Any lower extremity surgery can cause swelling in the foot or ankle. When gravity comes into play it all eventually goes to the feet. I always say if you have any doubt or concern, please express this to your surgeon. But, yes it is a common occurence. ...Read more

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Fluid on my right knee two days ago, now major swelling in right ankle & foot....what do I do?

Fluid on my right knee two days ago, now major swelling in right ankle & foot....what do I do?

Arthritis: Assuming no obvious injury to these joints, you apparently have some kind of arthritis. There are many types with several different causes and treatments. See a doctor soon, preferably an internist or family medicine doctor; or speak with him/her about direct referral to a rheumatologist (arthritis/immunology specialist). If you have fever, get seen ASAP, preferably today. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hepc with cirohsis, ultrasound says no fluid seen, sometimes have very little swelling on ankle n foot, but sometimes no swelling, what does it indicate?

No ascites.: Apparently you have cirrhosis, but pressures in your liver are not high enough to cause a back up of fluid in your abdomen or of a significant degree in your lower extremeties. That is a good sign. ...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?

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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My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

My fourth toe (on right foot only) became swollen with no trauma 3 days ago. Swelling now spread to foot/ankle. No bug bite I'm aware of.

Be seen: I would definitely be seen. The concern would be if you have some type of infectious process that is spreading up your foot. An exam and lab work would go a long way in making the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Torn meniscus in knee causing swelling and not going down. Also swelling in ankle and foot and lots of pain. Can't see ortho til Wednesday?

Torn meniscus in knee causing swelling and not going down. Also swelling in ankle and foot and lots of pain. Can't see ortho til Wednesday?

Not sure of ?: yes, torn meniscus will cause problems. Can be helped in many people by rest, ice, restricting movement and aspirin like drugs. cannot say in our particular case without an exam. ...Read more

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