Swelling And Bruising After Ankle Injury?
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Swelling and bruising after injury to the ankle can indicate inflammation. If there are no broken or fractured bones, this inflammation may occur in some muscles, joints, tendons, or other soft tissue around it. If based on the doctor's examination he stated that there are no dangerous conditions and there are no special medical procedures that need to be done, often your condition will improve within 1-2 weeks with good treatment, for example by:
Do not do massage or massage carelessly
Compress the injured area with cold water and then continue with warm water after bruising and swelling improves
Do not carelessly apply or consume drugs without doctor's advice
Get more rest
Avoid the use of leg injuries for heavy activities, such as standing a long time, walking long distances, jumping, running, lifting weights, etc.
Always wear comfortable footwear when you are active
At rest, raise the side of the foot that has been injured, such as by hanging or being propped up with a pillow
Have you carried out the steps above?
If so, and your complaint still hasn't improved for up to 2 weeks or more, we recommend that you don't leave it alone. Go back to your doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or neurologist so that your condition can be evaluated more deeply and decided on the best treatment. Further radiological examination, not only X-rays, but also CT scans, MRI, etc., can doctor if he feels the need. With this examination, other possible causes of swelling and bruising besides injuries, for example rheumatoid arthritis, infections, etc., can also be detected and treated properly.
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