Swelling Of The Ankles From Being Hit By A Heavy Object?
Hello, I want to ask. R n Yesterday my feet just got in order by a fence that fell off its hinges and rails. At first I was sick and I was still able to walk, the longer I couldn’t walk because I was so sick. After that my leg experienced swelling, bruising, and bleeding inside. Then I immediately compress it with cold water, but until now it is still swollen and doesn’t even feel hot when I apply oil or balm. I suppose that’s why? Do I need to see a doctor to check the inside?
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If the fence is heavy enough, it can cause serious injury to the foot. These injuries can make you feel pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. You shouldn't take this complaint lightly. Moreover, if the fence that stuck your foot before is quite heavy. Some without being aware that you need to check with a doctor or surgeon IMMEDIATELY in order to get further treatment, including:
Very intense leg pain, does not get better with the usual pain reliever medication Asymmetrical shape of the leg An open wound appears on the leg that is large enough and is bleeding continuously The appearance of swelling is getting bigger, difficulty with significant movement, a "crack" sound when moving the leg, disturbance sensation (numbness), temperature disturbances (skin feels cold), or other serious complaints. If any of the warning signs above that you are experiencing, you should not delay the doctor's examination in person. An in-depth evaluation is needed, including radiological examinations, such as X-rays, CT scans, or others so that the best treatment can be done. This examination is done to determine the level of damage that has occurred, whether it is limited to causing regular inflammation, or it may cause joint dislocation, fracture, ligament rupture, or other complications.
At this point, you are doing the right thing. You can compress the swollen leg with ice cubes. First avoid excessive movement using the painful leg so that the injury does not appear severe. To reduce swelling, elevate your legs while sleeping, for example by propping them up using a pillow. Always wear pants that are loose and comfortable. If the pain is very disturbing, you can first take paracetamol to relieve it. Lastly, don't massage your injured leg carelessly.
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