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I got a deep bruise on my ankle 3 weeks ago. Had X-rays but

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I got a deep bruise on my ankle 3 weeks ago. Had X-rays but the tech took pic of uninjured side and said there was no fracture. The discoloration is almost gone but swelling remains. I was put in an aircast but haven't worn it this week. I have an intense burning sensation in the location of the bruise worse when I have been on it for even just an hour. Do I need another X-ray? What's the burning and what do I need to do for it?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?
Customer: Burning 4 days pain shoots up to knee when I have been on it a long time
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really. Osteomyelitis in other ankle in 1988
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Bruise and swelling are likely due to the muscle tendon injury. However there is also risk of fracture of ankle bone.

The burning sensation is likely due to the local nerve injury.

However, if you do have bone fracture that can also ause all these symptoms.

Please get the Xrays.

The healing will take longer.
Best wishes,
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