The swelling abated over night and the leg was back to normal this morning. It is only when I am up that it swells. I must admit I am surprised that it swells so badly and swells as far as my knee. I have it raised now and it is still swollen after three hours of having it raised. Do you still think that it may be a blood clot, More importantly why has the blood clot formed?
What could cause excessive inflammation? This started last evening when I had been on the foot for sometime and the first time in nearly eight weeks?
I am assuming that because it was a severe sprain that the tendons and things were damaged hence the bruising. I am on holiday at the moment so it makes life difficult. Should it swell as far as the knee? That is what has surprised me considerably. This morning it was back to normal. So to clarify if it was a clot would it do that, in other words go back to a normal position? I am just worried that after four hours of having it raised it has not gone down but it is not as swollen as last night, having said that I haven't been on it today at all.
I am going to raise my foot above the heart and see what happens. if it subsides in the next couple of hours then we know it is due to the injury of the tendons. Keeping off it hopefully will substantiate this. You still think I should get it checked out as it has swollen so badly? The reason I am trying to make sure is that the doctor was surprised that I had stayed off it for six weeks, but having said that it was still tender after four weeks. I don't think he realised how bad the initial injury was even though I showed him the pictures.
If there is damage to the veins will these repair in time?