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I have done something to my ankle, no idea what. It hurts if

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Hi - i have done something to my ankle, no idea what. It hurts if i touch it just under the anke bone, its now making my foot swell and is painful to walk on. Have you any suggestions please?
JA: The Doctor can help. To begin, how long have you had the swelling? Have you used any medication for it?
Customer: This has been almost a week. I did the normal RICE, and iv taken a couple of nurofen
JA: Thanks for that. Have you seen a doctor about the swelling?
Customer: No i haven't. It only starts to swell when i walk on it for a while
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Doctor should know?
Customer: No nothing at all

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Can you please share a picture of the swollen ankle?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not sure how to do that.

Busing paperclip icon or send through google drive


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Im going to try and send a pic to this email and forward it on to you

Okay I am waiting

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can you see the picture

Thanks for sharing

How old are you ?

Have you twisted your ankle?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No dont really want to have a live call at the moment, thank you

Sure will continue to chat here

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you

So have you twisted your ankle?

How old are you?

Are you on any regular medications?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
im 57, not on any medication. Im not sure if i twisted it or not. I dont remember doing it but i have been doing a lot of exercise while at home
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When i get up first thing in the morning, its absolutely fine. No swelling, doesn't hurt. As soon as i start walking around it starts hurting and then it starts swelling

Thanks for the details

You seems to have a soft tissue injury of the ankle

It can be a sprained ligament

You need to apply ice packs,use Ibuprofen and apply Capsaicin cream

Avoid any strenuous exercise for a week at least

Hopefully this will get better in a week or so provided you follow the instructions and does not further put any strain on the ankle

Please do let me know if you have any other question


Do you have any other question?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No thank you for your help

You are welcome

If done please leave a 5-stars feedback rating


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