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Very hard impact below ankle bone. Can walk with slight pain but, constant dull ache, numb, bruise, cannot touch area and a little swollen. Any ideas?

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Dr. Eric Abrams
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get an xray

First, you should get an xray to rule-out a fracture.
The numbness could be from a contusion our bruise to the sural nerve which runs behind and below the ankle bone. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. If it is not broken, symptoms should resolve within a week or two.

In brief: Get an xray

First, you should get an xray to rule-out a fracture.
The numbness could be from a contusion our bruise to the sural nerve which runs behind and below the ankle bone. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. See your podiatrist or orthopedist. If it is not broken, symptoms should resolve within a week or two.
Dr. Eric Abrams
Dr. Eric Abrams
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get it diagnosed

You may have a soft tissue or bony injury.
You shoud have an x-ray taken. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Get it diagnosed

You may have a soft tissue or bony injury.
You shoud have an x-ray taken. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry

In brief: Bone bruise

Could be a bone contusion due to your description.
Because everyone's pain tolerance is different, it's hard to tell if it's worse (like a fracture, etc). Discoloration like a bruise means there's swelling and probably damage to surrounding tissues (minimal to moderate). Advice, stay off for at least 2 weeks. If pain gets worse, see a doctor and refer to a podiatrist.

In brief: Bone bruise

Could be a bone contusion due to your description.
Because everyone's pain tolerance is different, it's hard to tell if it's worse (like a fracture, etc). Discoloration like a bruise means there's swelling and probably damage to surrounding tissues (minimal to moderate). Advice, stay off for at least 2 weeks. If pain gets worse, see a doctor and refer to a podiatrist.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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