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Swollen ankle and fever after sprain. Dizziness, knots in head. Help

Hi, My husband was playing basketball 4 days ago, he sprained his ankle. His ankle was swollen for 2 days and he ran a low grade fever . He could not walk on it or move his legs because of the pain. He said on a scale of 1-10 , ten being the worst, today his pain is at a level 7. Today the swelling has gone down, fever gone but suffers from dizziness , and has 3 knots on the upper right side of his head. He has never been in this much pain. Please help
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Hi and thanks for the query,
the pain associated with fever could suggest the presence of a septic arthritis. It is important to exclude septic arthritis for its a medical emergency. An x ray of the ankle shall be very important to be done. A full blood count shall be important in search of raised white blood cells is very important to be done. Searching for markers of inflammation are fundamental in the management. This shall also be important in excluding other causes of fever. Consulting your general practitioner is my advice.
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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