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Pain and bruise below the ankle after an extensive exercise. Cure?

I walked about 8 miles barefoot on the beach yesterday and in the last 15 minutes, my right foot started to hurt on the right side just below my ankle. After I stopped walking, I could not put pressure on my right foot unless I was up on my toes. Later that evening, I noticed a bruise just below my ankle. It still hurts today, although, I can put pressure on it some. Any idea what it might be?
Asked On : Tue, 6 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

You might get ankle bruising as a result from cumulative stress on the bones of the foot or ankle after prolonged walking . Certain risk factors can increase your risk of bleeding and therefore susceptibility to bruising as well, such as blood thinner medications, low platelets or blood clotting disorders.

I advise you to apply ice packs over bruise area, take anti-inflammatory drug under guidence of your doctor. avoid putting full weight and rest well for few days.

Wishing you good health
Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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