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Is pitting edema normal in a leg sprain? The foot is normal, only the sprained area is edematous.

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Dr. Jason Rudolph
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments.

In brief: Yes

Usually the swelling is directly around the the sprained ligaments.
Dr. Jason Rudolph
Dr. Jason Rudolph
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In brief: Normal

Swelling is reduced on a daily basis with correct treatment.

In brief: Normal

Swelling is reduced on a daily basis with correct treatment.
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
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Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine

In brief: Ankle sprain

It is not unusual to have localized pitting edema after a sprain like you describe.
As long as there is no pain, you should be fine. Try using ankle ace bandage to rduce selling.

In brief: Ankle sprain

It is not unusual to have localized pitting edema after a sprain like you describe.
As long as there is no pain, you should be fine. Try using ankle ace bandage to rduce selling.
Dr. Pankaj Desai
Dr. Pankaj Desai
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