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Ankle fracture after care

Patient: I broke my ankle a week and a half ago. But my foot is very swollen and blue, and has not reduced since I first broke it. Is this normal or should I go to the hospital? I’m worried about my circulation

 

 

Symptoms: Swelling, blue skin

 

 

Doctor: Hello.Thank you for posting your query on ATD.I have gone through your query and understand your concern. You got ankle injury about a week ago. Now you have swelling of foot. It is normal to have foot swelling after broken ankle. If you have taken treatment of broken ankle then no need to worry. You need not to worry foot swelling will reduce gradually. Elevation and active toe movement help in reducing swelling. If you have not taken treatment for broken ankle then you need to visit hospital for its treatment.Hope your query get answered.Wishing you a good health.Take care.

 


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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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