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I've rolled my ankle several times and two time it was severe and swelled up to a baseball size wth bruising aroun bottom outside part of foot.Isitbad?

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Dr. Arthur Christiano
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Not necessarily

Ankle sprains are a tearing of the ankle ligaments which have a good blood supply and swell alot.
Swelling/bruising occurs over the top/outside of the foot and ankle. It generally migrates to the foot and toes. A key thing is how long it takes to improve. Ankle sprains improve quickly, 1-2 wks. Treat first with rice and nsaid. If no improvement in 1-2wks, call pcp. Recurrent sprains can be issue.

In brief: Not necessarily

Ankle sprains are a tearing of the ankle ligaments which have a good blood supply and swell alot.
Swelling/bruising occurs over the top/outside of the foot and ankle. It generally migrates to the foot and toes. A key thing is how long it takes to improve. Ankle sprains improve quickly, 1-2 wks. Treat first with rice and nsaid. If no improvement in 1-2wks, call pcp. Recurrent sprains can be issue.
Dr. Arthur Christiano
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Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Yes. Needless to say, this sounds like a ligament tear that never fully healed.
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In brief: Instability

You should get a MRI to assess what damage has occurred to the soft tissues structures on the outside of the ankle.
There are ligaments, tendons, and sometimes cartilage injuries that can be diagnosed. Chronic "rolling" will lead to an unstable ankle.

In brief: Instability

You should get a MRI to assess what damage has occurred to the soft tissues structures on the outside of the ankle.
There are ligaments, tendons, and sometimes cartilage injuries that can be diagnosed. Chronic "rolling" will lead to an unstable ankle.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Recurrentinstability

Some bsf abkle sprains result in loose joint and recurrent sprains but can be fixed with brostrom procedure many pro basketball plsyers need reconstructions.

In brief: Recurrentinstability

Some bsf abkle sprains result in loose joint and recurrent sprains but can be fixed with brostrom procedure many pro basketball plsyers need reconstructions.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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