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Can deep vein thrombosis be related to a foot sprain?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
3 doctors agree

In brief: DVT/FOOT SPRAIN

There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state).
A foot sprain should not cause a DVT or have any relationship to it unless the sprain is treated by casting or prolonged immobilization . In this particular case, then stasis could lead to clotting.

In brief: DVT/FOOT SPRAIN

There are many causes for DVT but all causes revolve around 3 factors: stasis of blood, injury to the vessel wall or increased propensity to clot(hypercoagulabe state).
A foot sprain should not cause a DVT or have any relationship to it unless the sprain is treated by casting or prolonged immobilization . In this particular case, then stasis could lead to clotting.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Bein
Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

The inactivity and possible limitation of movement engendered by your injury is far more likely to be the cause of vein problems.

In brief: Maybe

The inactivity and possible limitation of movement engendered by your injury is far more likely to be the cause of vein problems.
Dr. Norman Bein
Dr. Norman Bein
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests.
Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you.

In brief: Possibly

This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests.
Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you.
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Dr. Michael Sparacino
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