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Why is my ankle red and hot to the touch after an ankle sprain?

Why is my ankle red and hot to the touch after an ankle sprain?

Because there : Is an increase in blood that travels there, more swelling of tissues...L. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Feet get red after walking. veins buldging. left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago.how do i prevent feet from redness?

Feet get red after walking. veins buldging. left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago.how do i prevent feet from redness?

Blood vessels.: There is a host of reasons why your feet get red and the veins bulge after walking. More than likely it is tied to the way the blood flows to the feet, supplies the tissues and then returns back up the leg. Medications, blood vessel health, capillary return are just a few possibilities. You would be best served to have a thorough evaluation before any action is taken. ...Read more

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2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

Low ankle sprain : It sounds like you are recovering from a low ankle sprain. The pain you experience in the front of the ankle is most likely your anterior talofibular ligament(ATFL) which is still healing. It can take weeks-months to fully recover from ankle sprains depending on the severity of the injury. Rest, ice, compression and elevation is the best nonoperative treatment for this. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle gone, dry and red 3 weeks later, what's wrong?

Sprained ankle gone, dry and red 3 weeks later, what's wrong?

If you: We're immobilized in a cast or otherwise it could be reaction to that. Ask doc who helped you. ...Read more

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two days at since I sprained my ankle the swelling around the outside off ankle is like a baseball and red. Other side isreditchyswallen, seedoc?

 two days at since I sprained my ankle the swelling around the outside off ankle is like a baseball and red. Other side isreditchyswallen, seedoc?

See medical provider: It sounds like you may have a lateral ankle sprain, but when in doubt you should see a medical provider to determine if x-rays should be taken. You will also likely benefit from some support (brace or boot) to help stabilize the ankle. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 3months ago. Pain got worse last night and hasn't changed now foot is turning red and warm. It isn't straight either.

Sprained ankle 3months ago. Pain got worse last night and hasn't changed now foot is turning red and warm. It isn't straight either.

Get off the chair.: I would suggest that you seek professional help immediately. There are several things that could be going on and all of them are bad. ...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


Tactile (Definition)

Pleural fremitus is a palpable vibration of the wall of the thorax caused by friction between the parietal and visceral pleura of the lungs. See pleural friction rub for the auditory ...Read more