Sprained ankle yesterday. Today vein near the sprain is bulging and is blue. Does this put me at risk for DVT? How would I know?

Some elevated risk. Recent studies have shown that even seemingly "minor" injuries can increase the possibility of developing DVT in the lower extremity. Other considerations are age, mobility and general health. It is important to be aware of the potential problem and watch for the symptoms of clot formation. Consult with a physician if you have any suspicion of this potentially catastrophic condition.

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Why is the side of my calf bruising up after ankle sprain? I have taken a 90min flight the day after injury. Is this DVT? Ankle not broken.

DVT can vary. Depending on the degree and nature of the sprain, you can expect varying degrees of bruising, not only on your ankle but also up your calf. Be on the alert for DVT, but don't expect it. Take immediate action if your calf begins to swell, warms and becomes painful. Because of the serious consequences of not treating DVT, if there is any doubt, promptly see medical attention. Read more...

Could I get a DVT or PE from A grade 2-3 ankle sprain?

Unlikely if.... Ankle sprain itself is less likely to cause a DVT by itself. However, assuring you are getting up and moving around every few hours during waking hours, and perhaps a baby aspirin per day while you have discomfort limiting ambulation, will help prevent DVTs. Read more...

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DVT and exercise. You are 2.5 months on anticoagulation and the recommendation for treating calf DVT is 3 to 6 months depending on whether the DVT is provoked (has a cause) or unprovoked (spontaneous). I would recommend a follow up venous ultrasound to see the status of the clot and if it is stable or decreasing then you could certainly ride the bike. Wearing stocking can be done at any time. Read more...

Feet get red after walking. Veins buldging. Left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago. How do I prevent feet from redness?

Blood vessels. There is a host of reasons why your feet get red and the veins bulge after walking. More than likely it is tied to the way the blood flows to the feet, supplies the tissues and then returns back up the leg. Medications, blood vessel health, capillary return are just a few possibilities. You would be best served to have a thorough evaluation before any action is taken. Read more...