Ankle sprains with torned ligaments

Patient

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
Doctor

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.

Related Q&A

Q: My dad is in his mid 50s has always been strong and hard worker as a drywaller few years back he broke his two floate...

Q: Yesterday my daughter and I were playing and she leaped forward and hit my cheek bone with her head. The pain was imm...

Q: Hi doc , i did my first boxing class today i am a 35 years old female , fit after i finished my class i felt some pai...

Q: I fell off the bed trying to step on the night stand to hang a picture. It all happened so quickly, i fell with the ...

Q: I was playing beach soccer, and my big toe popped out of the socket. I rested for a month, then I slowly started run...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews