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Leg injury, swollen right foot and ankle, black mark on skin. Using anti-inflammatory drugs. Treatment?

i am 10 years old i had leg injury one month ago and treated. Now my right foot and ankle got swollen with black mark on the skin atop, I am being treated by ortho surgeon with anti inflammatory drugs. Pain is reduced but black spot on the skin is there . Swelling is somewhat increased. What treatment should I take further.
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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Blakening of skin and further increase of swelling points toward devlopment of infection. I suggest you to consult your doctor for a detailed examination and to rule out any infection. if there is infection , you need antibiotic treatment under guidence of your doctor.
Hope this helps you.
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Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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Radiologist Dr. Indu Kumar's  Response
Apr 2014
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X-ray Ankle AP/Lateral and x-ray Foot AP/Oblique should be taken to exclude bony fracture as you have persistent swelling in the region.
Treatment depends upon the findings of X-rays.
Analgesics and serratopeptidase tablets should be given .
Get well soon.

Take Care
Dr.Indu Bhushan
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

If you are able to carry on your regular activities normally, then a bony injury is excluded.

From the above description, I suspect that the swelling in the ankle & foot could be of inflammatory origin.

Continue using antiinflammatory medicines as advised by your treating doctor. Apart from that follow the below mentioned measures -

* Rest to the injured part and dont involve in activities which puts additional strain on the injured tissues.
* Ice packing should be applied for about 20 minutes once in every 2 hours.
* Use elastic compression bandage around the swollen area
* Elevation of the limb

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 31 Jul 2013
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