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Swollen leg after fall. Applied ice pack. Now warm and painful to flex foot. Should I go to ER?

I am 71 Years old. I fell off a chair yesterday and my leg swoll in two places. I placed an ice pack on both and continued to do this all night. This morning the swellen has spreaded to a much larger area and it painful. The area is now warm and it is a little painful to flex my foot . Should I go to ER. The area is WARM.
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Jul 2016
Thanks for your query.You had a fall from chair yesterday and have swollen foot which is painful This could be a Ankle joint Sprain.However possibility of any injury to the bone can not be ruled out unless you take X-ray of the Ankle joint and foot. So Please get X-ray of foot and Ankle join done and consult some Orthopedic surgeon for proper evaluation and treatment..In the mean while take pain killers like Acetophenac and anti -inflammatory drugs like Serropeptidase, Take rest for couple of days.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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