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What causes swelling on outside of foot upto ankle?

I have pain and swelling on the right flexor digiti minimi brevis - this is following (post 14 weeks) plantar fasciotomy Painful to walk in the morning and after rest - Swelling on the outside of the foot up into the ankle. Xrays show no stress fracture.
Tue, 14 May 2019
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Hello,

If the stress fracture has been ruled out then it can be due to a mild ligament sprain. You need to use an elastic brace for extra support and take a mild pain killer for relief.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal, Orthopaedic Surgeon
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