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I had a grade 3 ankle sprain just over a yr ago and still have dull pain and bruising/discoloration, what should I do?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a doctor

A podiatrist or orthopod should be consulted to see if there is any residual damage caused by the sprains.
The discoloration could be staining of the skin from "heme" escaping from the blood vessels during the trauma.

In brief: See a doctor

A podiatrist or orthopod should be consulted to see if there is any residual damage caused by the sprains.
The discoloration could be staining of the skin from "heme" escaping from the blood vessels during the trauma.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. April Chin
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Follow up with DPM

You may have a chronic problem with a concomittant acute process.
It is best to see a foot and ankle specialist. Xrays will show most bony pathologies whereas an MRI will expose underlying soft tissue injury as well as bone and cartilage pathology.

In brief: Follow up with DPM

You may have a chronic problem with a concomittant acute process.
It is best to see a foot and ankle specialist. Xrays will show most bony pathologies whereas an MRI will expose underlying soft tissue injury as well as bone and cartilage pathology.
Dr. April Chin
Dr. April Chin
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: May need an MRI

Limit your activity for now and have it re-evaluated.

In brief: May need an MRI

Limit your activity for now and have it re-evaluated.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: See an orthopod

True grade 3 injuries continue to cause problems usually for one of two reasons.
Either there is an associated injury (talar dome injury, non-healed lateral ankle ligaments, scar tissue in the ankle gutter, etc.) or the more common reason is incomplete rehabilitation of the ankle with decrease proprioception and achilles tendon tightness. Get the diagnosis right and the treatment will follow.

In brief: See an orthopod

True grade 3 injuries continue to cause problems usually for one of two reasons.
Either there is an associated injury (talar dome injury, non-healed lateral ankle ligaments, scar tissue in the ankle gutter, etc.) or the more common reason is incomplete rehabilitation of the ankle with decrease proprioception and achilles tendon tightness. Get the diagnosis right and the treatment will follow.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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