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Why is my ankle swelling if I got hit in the shin?

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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Gravity

You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation.
This fluid will obey gravity and flow down.

In brief: Gravity

You may have had some internal bleeding/bruising or inflammation.
This fluid will obey gravity and flow down.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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In brief: Injury to a tendon

Not usual but you could have injuried a tendon that causes you to walk differently causing a strain around the ankle.

In brief: Injury to a tendon

Not usual but you could have injuried a tendon that causes you to walk differently causing a strain around the ankle.
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