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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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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

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3 months high ankle sprain now keep twisting and it burns and sharp pain in heal, hoot, deep pain in bone. Hurts to touch spots badly. Hurts when flat?

3 months high ankle sprain now keep twisting and it burns and sharp pain in heal, hoot, deep pain in bone. Hurts to touch spots badly. Hurts when flat?

Orthopedic surgeon: It's time to check your ankle and foot because of ongoing symptoms. Torn ligaments, tendonitis, fasciitis,stress fracture are possibilities. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more