I have a huge purple bruise on my leg with no pain, but a very small ball I can feel at touch. I sprained my ankle on the same leg yesterday. What is it?
Bleeding from sprain. A sprain involves tearing, to some extent, the ligaments and possibly tendons around the ankle. Bleeding always occurs internally, but may be visible or not. The bruise with ball could represent a separate hematoma occuring with your injury, or seroma. If it doesn't go away, or your ankle cannot bear weight, see a doctor.
Sprained ankle. It looks you have soft tissue swelling with a bruise. The bruise is bleeding due to straining the muscles, causing microteasr of muscle fibers. It does not mean you have torn mucle or ligamentes. Is a good sign you don't have pain, and it seems you can bear weight. However, is good idea to see doctor is swelling does not improve in the next 24-48 hrs. Use ace band and elevelate leg.