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Outside of right ankle painful and swollen. What would have happened ?

FOR A FEW WEEKS THE OUTSIDE OF MY RIGHT ANKLE HAS BEEN BOTHERING ME JUST EVEN TO WALK. NOW THE OTHER DAY IT HAS SWELLED UP LIKE A SOFTBALL AND IS EVEN MORE PAINFUL ANY IDEA WHAT I COULD HAVE DONE? I DONT RECALL ANY ONE THING THAT HURT IT JUST THAT AFTER A FEW WEEKS OF MILD PAIN IT IS NOW VISUALLY SWOLLEN AND VERY DIFFICULT TO WALK
Asked On : Sun, 27 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query

According to your description , pain and swelling over your ankle seems to be inflammatory in nature.

I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of ankle and rule out any infective cause.

Wishing you good health...
Regards.
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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