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Onlinedoc, General Physician
Category: Health
Satisfied Customers: 2839
Experience:  B.A.M.S with experience in Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
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I just noticed my right ankle is swollen and it looks like

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I just noticed my right ankle is swollen and it looks like edema
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: I just noticed it just now. I know i ran over my foot with a heavy cart earler today
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have high blood pressure which is controlled with meds.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Onlinedoc replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. It’s my first priority and pleasure to help you.

I understand your concern.

As per your description,you had history of injury to your foot with heavy weight so it can be possible to have some soft tissue injury to your ankle.

You should take OTC Advil and Zyrtec.

Also apply cool compresses with ice pack wrapped in a cotton cloth for 5-10 minutes twice a day.

Elevate your foot.

And wear ace bandage if you feel pain while walking.

If your swelling 'll get worse over the period of time with severe pain,skin discoloration then you need to see a doctor at ER ASAP.

Other possible cause may include Tendonitis.

X-ray can be advised.

Feel free for further queries. It's good to discuss rather than quit.
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