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I stepped into a hole in our lake that quickly swallowed my

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I stepped into a hole in our lake that quickly swallowed my foot past my ankle. I tried for 5 minutes to get my foot out and finally able to release. Now I have a lump on ankle and my foot is swollen and hard to walk do I need to see a doctor?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Subbanna MD replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I am an American Board Certified Neurologist and I am very glad to help you with your health concerns.
I have few questions first;
1) When did this happen?
2) Are your symptoms getting better or remaining same or getting worse?
3) Are you having lot of pain in the ankle/foot area?
4) When the foot was inside the hole did you feel anything crushed or squeezed your ankle/foot, or did anything bite these areas?