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My ankle is sprained and swelling/ bruesing are gone but sometiemes my whole foot turns dark red but it has circulation what does it mean?

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Dr. Adam Ringler
Podiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Bruising to ankle

After a sprain, there can be bruising to the top of the foot from breakage of small capillaries which can lead to bruising.
After any injury, the body sends more blood to the area to repair the sprain so you may get some redness when the foot is down or in the dependant position. This should improve when the foot is raised up.

In brief: Bruising to ankle

After a sprain, there can be bruising to the top of the foot from breakage of small capillaries which can lead to bruising.
After any injury, the body sends more blood to the area to repair the sprain so you may get some redness when the foot is down or in the dependant position. This should improve when the foot is raised up.
Dr. Adam Ringler
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury.
An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Many possibilities

Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury.
An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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In brief: See a podiatrist

That can be normal for a sprain.
Soft tissue injury causes swelling, bruising, and some skin discoloration. However, you should see a podiatrist to have it checked. There can be ligament or bone injuries.

In brief: See a podiatrist

That can be normal for a sprain.
Soft tissue injury causes swelling, bruising, and some skin discoloration. However, you should see a podiatrist to have it checked. There can be ligament or bone injuries.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Depends

It may be due to back up and lack of drainage from the foot due to standing , fluid pressure etc.
Try elevating the affected ankle as often as possible. Should also see your primary care provider and/or orthopedic surgeon to be sure nothing more serious is occurring.

In brief: Depends

It may be due to back up and lack of drainage from the foot due to standing , fluid pressure etc.
Try elevating the affected ankle as often as possible. Should also see your primary care provider and/or orthopedic surgeon to be sure nothing more serious is occurring.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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