With an ankle sprain, can bruising come and go?

Yes. Yes, bruising can occur after a sprained ankle because the sprain is actually a tearing of ligaments around the ankle and the swelling around the ankle naturally builds up, and this could cause bruising, not necessarily only around the ankle but the entire foot too.

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It started off with an ankle sprain to this day I have chronic swelling and my leg is extremely hard. Also when you squeeze my leg it hurts terribly. I had a grade 2 ankle sprain and it healed well. After going to pt a couple times I started bruising. Li

DVT. Depending on how long you were sedentary, you may have developed deep vein thrombosis. Is the back of your leg, calf, the location of pain? If so this may be a reason. If you smoke there is higher chance of this as well. Ankle sprain, grade 2, should heal within 4-6 weeks. Go to a vascular specialist or orthopedic for further evaluation as soon as possible. Read more...
Thrombophebitis. May be deep vein thrombophlebitis which is a clot in vein. This needs to be evaluated and tested for this now. Go to physician or er if after hours. A clot is considered a medical emergency. Read more...

Inversion ankle sprain: after 1 week: new bruise shows upon lower fibula hours after starting to put weight on it: http://oi40.Tinypic. Com/5b1cv4.Jpg

Ottawa ankle rules. Could very well be an avulsion fracture of the lower fibula. Please get an x-ray. Brace/walking boot for support. Ice. See and orthopedist. Read more...
bleeding. Bleeding may occuur when either vein tendon ligament or bone are disrupted. Read more...

I had a severe ankle sprain 9 months ago. 2 months later began training for full marathon b4 completely healed. Finished, but now I can't even walk without pain and bruising. Is this normal? How long?

Ligament damage. You may have had significant ligament damage when you injured your ankle which became chronically weakened. I suggest an orthopedic evaluation for advice on how to prevent further damage. Read more...
Ankle pain. Concerns include stress fracture and mechanical instability. Check with orthopedic surgeon for thorough exam ; imaging. Read more...
Have it re-evaluated. Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves . Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. Read more...

I had a grade 3 ankle sprain just over a yr ago and still have dull pain and bruising/discoloration, what should I do?

Follow up with DPM. You may have a chronic problem with a concomittant acute process. It is best to see a foot and ankle specialist. Xrays will show most bony pathologies whereas an MRI will expose underlying soft tissue injury as well as bone and cartilage pathology. Read more...
See an orthopod. True grade 3 injuries continue to cause problems usually for one of two reasons. Either there is an associated injury (talar dome injury, non-healed lateral ankle ligaments, scar tissue in the ankle gutter, etc.) or the more common reason is incomplete rehabilitation of the ankle with decrease proprioception and achilles tendon tightness. Get the diagnosis right and the treatment will follow. Read more...
See a doctor. A podiatrist or orthopod should be consulted to see if there is any residual damage caused by the sprains. The discoloration could be staining of the skin from "heme" escaping from the blood vessels during the trauma. Read more...
May need an MRI. Limit your activity for now and have it re-evaluated. Read more...

I have a 3-week-old grade 2/3 ankle sprain. I have pain and repeated bruising in my calf with no new trauma--as my ankle gets better my calf get worse?

Possible DVT. See your doctor about the possibility of a deep vein thrombosis secondary to your injury. Read more...
Hematoma. Depending on where the bruise is you may have a hematoma secondary to muscle injury. Worst case scenario is a blood clot in the leg which should be looked at on an immediate basis. Either way, it's a good idea to seek follow up care for that as soon as possible. Read more...

After an ankle sprain, a green line going from my pinkie toe to my calf is worrying me, is this a normal bruise?

Ankle sprain. will form large bruises like you are describing and are usually normal. Make sure you at elevating and icing the area as directed by a doctor with some compression. Also if the skin breaks or redness occurs then consult with your doctor right away. . Read more...