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12d s/p 2nd deg ATFL ankle sprain. Still 2+ pitting edema entire foot dorsum, not just ankle. Elevating helps a bit. Why circulation issue? What 2do?

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In brief: May be due to HTN

It is common to have swelling for 3-6 months after a severe ankle sprain.
But pitting edema is usually a result of venous disease. The veins do get damaged when you sprain your ankle, leading to swelling, but since you have high blood pressure as well, the veins have been insufficient before the injury and are now damaged more. I recommend you see a vascular specialist.

In brief: May be due to HTN

It is common to have swelling for 3-6 months after a severe ankle sprain.
But pitting edema is usually a result of venous disease. The veins do get damaged when you sprain your ankle, leading to swelling, but since you have high blood pressure as well, the veins have been insufficient before the injury and are now damaged more. I recommend you see a vascular specialist.
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine

In brief: Swelling

Your injury is still in the early stages of healing.
Persistent swelling lasting for weeks is expected. You should elevate the ankle when possible to help decrease the swelling. You should also try to move the ankle around periodically as long as you can stand the pain. This will help you regain range of motion sooner and with less problems. Icing the ankle should also help to fight swelling.

In brief: Swelling

Your injury is still in the early stages of healing.
Persistent swelling lasting for weeks is expected. You should elevate the ankle when possible to help decrease the swelling. You should also try to move the ankle around periodically as long as you can stand the pain. This will help you regain range of motion sooner and with less problems. Icing the ankle should also help to fight swelling.
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