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Chronic ankle sprain, radiating pain, bruising. What could it be?

I was told I have a chronic ankle sprain- just a mild one but it has been swelling more since and the pain is radiating up the inside of my calf up to my knee , should I go back to the doctor as its been a couple weeks and its just getting worse. It has been swelling bruising and painful since november and could only get in 3 weeks ago. it was this painful at that time
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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An ankle sprain usually takes 3-4 weeks to heal with adequate rest and regular hot fomentation. In case there is persistent pain on weight bearing and swelling is gradually increasing then it is best to get an X-ray done to rule out any bone injury.
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Answered: Sat, 16 Mar 2013
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