Ankle Trauma

Ankle trauma includes ankle sprain, fracture, and a torn ligament. Loose-fitting shoes, high-heeled footwear, walking on an uneven road, sudden twisting of the ankle in sports activities, running, jumping, dancing, road accident, etc., contribute to ankle injuries. It leads to pain, swelling, and the inability to walk or move the ankle. A simple sprain can be managed with adequate rest, cold compression, elastic bandages or soft braces, and leg elevation, along with pain killers. Serious injuries require appropriate surgical intervention.

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My ankle remains swollen after an injury eight years back. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ankle joint trauma eight years ago, and it is still swollen. I had x-rays two days ago, and it showed 1 cm calcification in front of the joint. How to treat this?  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned trauma to your ankle region around eight years back with associated swelling and calcification. Can you send me the recent x-rays of the affected joint and clinical pictures showing the range of movement of the injured ankle? If the calcification is ...  Read Full »

I have bruising over the joint after ligament reconstruction. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ligament reconstruction on my ankle 6 months ago. The surgery went well and my stability is back to normal. However, when my surgeon did the athroscopy, he noticed mild damage to the joint, however, he said that this should heal by itself. I saw my surgeon 2 weeks ago as I have sti...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to iclinq.com. After reviewing your information provided and the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There are two concerning things: 1. Are you trying not to move the leg at all? (Could be a cause of one sided cold foot). 2. Are you getting this bruise after re...  Read Full »

What could be the pain and swelling in Achilles tendon with tingling sensation?

Query: Hello doctor, I dislocated my right ankle before 14 years and had an operation after one year. Ever since then I have a sheer sharp pain go up to my Achilles tendon lasting for 20 seconds. What causes it? Recently, it is getting worse and swelling has formed around the tendon and there is pain arou...  Read Full »


Dr. Saseendar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You appear to be suffering from Haglund deformity, which is otherwise called Achillestendo insertional tendonitis. It happens from overuse and consists of inflammation and swelling of the Achilles insertion. It is not related to your ankle injury earlier. Treatment u...  Read Full »

I broke my ankle. Can the surgery be done after three weeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently broke my ankle playing soccer. I went to the hospital right away and the doctors set me up and place me in a cast and told me I will have to do surgery. Six days later they told me that the next available surgery date is in the next three weeks. Is it fine to wait that long...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am thinking that the ankle may have been too swollen to operate and that is why they delayed the surgery to allow the swelling to go down which can take a week to 10 days. Did they not clearly say so? Three weeks itself is a long time I think. It may be a systemati...  Read Full »

My ankle is swollen and paining after it got twisted. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I was running, and I fell into a pit. My ankle got twisted, and I could feel some cracking sound. I had a swollen ankle immediately. I have been icing for 2 days and now the swelling has reduced. I am unable to walk. I have pain when I try to move or walk. I had a fracture fibula of t...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As there is a history of twisting injury to your ankle with a kind of cracking sound or sensation which you have felt, I will advise you to undergo an immediate x-ray of the affected part to rule out any bone injury. X-ray ankle (anteroposterior and lateral views). Getti...  Read Full »

I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am not able to walk properly since a bus ran over my foot. Please help. I am attaching an x-ray of the foot.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerpal Singh Uppal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your x-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) seems to be fine, but it is not clear. So, consult a traumatologist or radiologist with a clear picture. And your medical history lacks complete information. However, limp after a trauma could be caused by dislo...  Read Full »

I have pain in foot after ankle injury making it difficult to run. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured my ankle three weeks ago and there is a pain somewhere behind the foot. I am able to walk and jog slowly but not able to run. So what might be the reason behind this pain and what should I do to start running again?  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, it could be an improperly healed ankle sprain. Nothing to worry. I recommend you to kindly do a lot of icing frequently on your ankle. Keep stretching your calf muscles. Roll a tennis ball under your calf muscles. Do not force your...  Read Full »

I cannot stand because of sharp pain from hip. Please help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. I had a wound on my right ankle which lasted for some months and my right leg was hanged to enable blood flow to the leg. After two months, the leg was brought down and bandaged while I went for a normal dressing of the wound. I started using the bandage on th...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain could be due to two reasons - one that is coming from the back and the other could be from the hip due to post-immobilization stiffness and possible wasting as you were in two months of immobilization. I would like you to get your pain diagnosed properly bef...  Read Full »

I accidentally put some weight on my injured ankle and it hurts. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I broke my ankle two weeks ago and had surgery. I went for a checkup after two weeks and the doctor took off the cast and put me in an airboot. But, when I was out, I accidentally put a bit of weight on the ankle with the boot on. It did not hurt that much at that time. After getting h...  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you put weight on it, you need to get a check X-ray done. Get an X-ray of the affected ankle joint in AP and lateral views and follow up. Continue the same medicines. Use a walker or crutches if you want. Sit in the bathroom and take a shower. Use a plastic chair...  Read Full »

I hurt my left ankle after playing a sport and it is not healing. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got a wound on my left ankle two weeks ago, while playing kabaddi and it is not getting cured. I did the basic first aid but still, there is no improvement. Please give me the reason and suggestion.  Read Full »


Dr. Krishna Sunil Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like you to describe your wound, whether it is an open wound or a closed wound with a swelling and blood clot. Have you gone for an X-Ray or MRI? Did you experience any twisting in your ankle while getting injured? If it is an open wound, you will have to do a ...  Read Full »

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