The Ankle Is Shifted Until It Is Swollen And Blue?
Hello. 3 weeks ago I fell off my motorbike and my ankle slipped in and I was immediately taken to a Citapen massage therapist for the bone to be corrected. After the bones are justified, they are given an elastic rubber bandage so they don’t move for a week. after a week the bandages were removed and my feet were swollen and blue under the inner ankles and on the soles of the feet. it’s been 2 weeks since it was opened my feet are still swollen and blue. then I tried soaking in warm water with magnesium (English salt) and in a compress of ice water and swollen my legs had deflated then I went to play 2 times alternating 3 days but I used a stick even though my feet were not used to walk but why did the swelling in my legs grow again then after returning home and then soaked and compressed again deflated. does the doctor have a powerful way to cure and get rid of swelling and blue? thank you
Hello, thanks for your question.
From the events you describe, it appears that you have an ankle dislocation. These injuries are rare and often dislocation is also associated with a fractured ankle. Ankle dislocations occur as a result of a fall, a motorcycle accident or due to an injury during sports.
Ankle dislocations cause damage to blood vessels, nerves and even the skin. Symptoms and signs include pain, ankle deformity, difficulty or inability to walk, tingling in the legs, swelling, and bruising.
Ankle dislocation can be diagnosed by physical examination. However, investigations are often needed to evaluate the presence of broken bones or not. Investigations that may be needed are X-rays, CT Scan or MRI. For this reason, you should consult a doctor for proper examination and treatment.
For a while, avoid activities using the injured leg. Keep using an elastic bandage to reduce swelling. While sleeping or lying down, lift the injured leg by placing a pillow under the foot. Bruises take time to gradually disappear. Bruises appear due to damage to blood vessels under the skin. Blood trapped under the skin will be gradually absorbed by the body, but the time it takes is relatively dependent on the extent of bleeding. In general, patients with ankle dislocation take up to 12 weeks to be able to carry out their normal activities.
That's the information I can convey, I hope it's useful.