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Pain and swelling left ankle

By Anonymous September 2, 2017 - 6:14am
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Pain and swelling in the left ankle

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting. There can be many causes for your pain and swelling. A common cause might be an injury to the foot or ankle. For example, a sprained ankle, which occurs when an injury or misstep causes the ligaments that hold the ankle in place to be stretched beyond their normal range. To reduce the swelling from a foot or ankle injury, rest to avoid walking on the injured ankle or foot, use ice packs, wrap the foot or ankle with a compression bandage, and elevate the foot on a stool or pillow. If swelling and pain is severe or doesn't improve with home treatment, see your doctor.


September 2, 2017 - 6:23am
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Anonymous (reply to Helena)

I haven't injured my ankle. It only hurts in the morning when I first wake up. Once I start walking the pain eases after walking a couple minutes.

December 19, 2018 - 8:40pm
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Even if the pain eases after you walk a bit, if it's something new and ongoing, it might be a good idea to have your doctor take look at your ankle.


December 21, 2018 - 2:18pm
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