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What causes swelling and pain in calf and ankles?

I fell at a Dr s appt on 7-29-14 on knees. DR s office took xrays. Nothing broken, but bruised, since then going to PT & now have had left foot & ankle pain, swelling. Went back to Dr s to re-evaluate. Sent me to hospital to have D-dimer & doppler done. Both tests negative, but I m still having a lot of swelling, pain in left foot & ankle & calf. Don t know if they ve missed a stress fracture? I m debating if I should go to the ER?
Tue, 31 Mar 2015
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Dear Sir/Madam,
Thanks for seeking help on your issue; I have gone through your symptoms, and in my opinion, stress fractures can be easily missed on an Plane X ray, having a CT or and MRI done can be more usefull. moreover despite no fracture soft tissue swelling can very well be caused by injury to surrounding structures along the injury. I hope a screening will clear your doubts and will make the diagnosis clear.
I hope I have been able to provide you with a satisfactory solution, if you want to clear any doubts about my opinion, feel free to contact.
Special note- Any medication prescribed needs to be taken after consultation with your personal doctor only.
Thanks
Dr. Narender Saini
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What causes swelling and pain in calf and ankles?

Dear Sir/Madam, Thanks for seeking help on your issue; I have gone through your symptoms, and in my opinion, stress fractures can be easily missed on an Plane X ray, having a CT or and MRI done can be more usefull. moreover despite no fracture soft tissue swelling can very well be caused by injury to surrounding structures along the injury. I hope a screening will clear your doubts and will make the diagnosis clear. I hope I have been able to provide you with a satisfactory solution, if you want to clear any doubts about my opinion, feel free to contact. Special note- Any medication prescribed needs to be taken after consultation with your personal doctor only. Thanks Dr. Narender Saini