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Bruised swollen shin has made my ankle swell why?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: Deep hematoma?

Sometimes a bruise is a hematoma, and if left untreated it can get infected - have a physician check it out.

In brief: Deep hematoma?

Sometimes a bruise is a hematoma, and if left untreated it can get infected - have a physician check it out.
Dr. Vadim Glukh
Dr. Vadim Glukh
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics
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In brief: Lymph flow blocked

There is fluid in your body called lymph fluid that is constantly moving from one place to another. If something upstream is blocked, it can no longer flow adequately and the body tissue upstream accumulates and that part of your body swells.
So if the calf/shin is swollen, everything past that part of the leg will accumulate fluid. Elevate leg will help some, as will gentle massage of foot/leg.

In brief: Lymph flow blocked

There is fluid in your body called lymph fluid that is constantly moving from one place to another. If something upstream is blocked, it can no longer flow adequately and the body tissue upstream accumulates and that part of your body swells.
So if the calf/shin is swollen, everything past that part of the leg will accumulate fluid. Elevate leg will help some, as will gentle massage of foot/leg.
Dr. Holly Maes
Dr. Holly Maes
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