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Have sprined ankle and leg has solen slightly will this

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have sprined ankle and leg has solen slightly will this settle or should i get checked at hospital
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

Where is the swelling?

When did you injure it?

Can you walk?

Dr Jef

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
swelling all round ankle and slightly up leg, i did it yestureday 19/4/10 yes can walk now although moving ankle to go up stairs hurts could not walk when did it
Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

As I cannot examine you then I cannot give you a 100% diagnosis.

However if you can walk and you are happy that there is no fracture then you can stay at home - sprains can take 3 weeks to recover but there is always a chance that you may have a small " avulsion" fracture associated with it.

Please read the link that I have posted below.

A swollen calf is a symptom of a DVT ( blood clot), if your calf is swollen you need to go to the ER.

Dr Jef

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Sprained-Ankle.htm

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Expert:  Jef Burk replied 7 years ago.

Hi

Here is some further info on DVT

Dr Jef

http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Deep-Vein-Thrombosis.htm