4 doctors weighed in:

I sprained my knee two weeks ago. Is it normal for my ankle to swell?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Gati
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is not uncommon for swelling to occur in body parts that are below the site of injury do to gravity.
To help with the swelling elevate the injuried extremity. Compression socks can also help keep the swelling down.

In brief: Yes

It is not uncommon for swelling to occur in body parts that are below the site of injury do to gravity.
To help with the swelling elevate the injuried extremity. Compression socks can also help keep the swelling down.
Dr. Kenneth Gati
Dr. Kenneth Gati
Thank
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The inflammation and bleeding can travel down via gravity and settle in the ankle and foot.
Many people that have a knee replacement will develop bruising in the bottom of the foot. If there is any calf pain/swelling or pain/swelling in the opper leg, you need to get it checked.

In brief: Yes

The inflammation and bleeding can travel down via gravity and settle in the ankle and foot.
Many people that have a knee replacement will develop bruising in the bottom of the foot. If there is any calf pain/swelling or pain/swelling in the opper leg, you need to get it checked.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Warren Strudwick
Board Certified, Sports Medicine
27 years in practice
491K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors