Ankle sprains with torned ligaments


Q: I sprain my ankle in july was in a boot for eight weeks. in sept I return to work n felt fine but the last couple of weeks my ankle has swo;;en and some numbness n at time cannot put a lot of weight on it. I work retail so I am on my feet for eight or nine hours

Symptoms:  Swelling,numbness,aching around the ankle bone

A:   It is very unlikely that if you had a simple sprain in July, your pain would get aggravated now.
There is a possibility that you might have ligament tear there.
Get an MRI of the Ankle done.
Varicose vein is also a possibility.
Also get following to rule out other causes of such pain and swelling which you might be just co-relating to the injury you had:
1. Thyroid function tests.
2. Fasting blood sugar.
3. Liver and Kidney function test.
4. Urine for albumin.
Till then, start doing hot fomentation daily.
Sleep with leg raised position with a pillow beneath them.
I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy.

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