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My foot has been swollen below my ankle for over a week now,

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Hi , my foot has been swollen below my ankle for over a week now
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: just playing football, got a kick in that area , 9 days
JA: Is there anything else the Doctor should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No that’s it thanks

Your symptoms are suggestive of an ankle sprain (due to kick). The swelling may take 3 weeks to go away.

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
It’s below ankle though, my ankle feels okay
Customer: replied 13 days ago.
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This is likely due to;

1) Tendonitis

2) Bursitis.

Ideally, an MRI should be done.

This will tell, what are the tissues involved:

1) Muscles

2) Joint

3) Ligament

4) Tendon

5) Bursa

6) cartilage

7) Or any combination.

The mainstay of the treatment though is not very different and is;

a) Physical therapy

b) Deep electrotherapy

c) Acupuncture

d) Local analgesic cream

e) Pool therapy/hydrotherapy.

f) Analgesics

g) Lidocaine cream

h) Rest

i) Gentle massage

j) Hot fomentation

k) Brace

You may consult;

1) Orthopedics

2) MD in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

I wish your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.
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Customer: replied 13 days ago.
Thank you

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

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