hello doctor, I want to ask. I injured my ankle while playing futsal. it’s been around 17 days. the pain is almost gone, but there is still swelling under the left ankle. when I walk normally I can’t feel it. but when I run / exercise it still hurts.
Injury to the ankle while exercising can cause a variety of conditions. Injury to the ankle can cause conditions such as:
Bruised muscle Rupture / tear of connective tissue dislocation of bone fracture From the situation you are experiencing, maybe the condition you are experiencing is a healing process from a muscle bruise. Bruised muscles and sprained muscles can cause symptoms such as pain when moving, swelling, redness. Muscle bruises require healing over a fairly long period of time, up to 2-3 weeks. so if after 17 days you still feel pain when exercising then it is a process of traveling from muscle bruising. It is recommended that you do cold compresses on the painful area, do a bandage on the painful area, and you can take painkillers if necessary such as paracetamol which you can buy freely.
But besides that, it does not rule out rupture of the connective tissue of the ankle. Tears of the connective tissue can cause persistent pain.
Therefore, it is recommended that you immediately check with your doctor first to confirm the cause of your condition, so that the doctor can check your condition further. maybe later additional tests will be carried out such as blood tests, x-rays if necessary.
Here's an article that you can read about ankle sprains
may be useful. thank you