ankle lump

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i sprained my ankle on February 5 this year. it bruised around my toes an outer ankle. image doctor didn't wanna cast it in order to keep it mobile & it was just wrapped w an ace bandage. i began walking on it a month later ans never went to physical therapy. it swells up a lot still and the last few day ive been experiencing pain on the inside & discovered a hard lump the size of quarter. it is not movable and it hurts. image

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    You should get it checked

    My husband had a bad fall many years ago and sprained his ankle

    He never followed up with ortho, just took week out of work and then started walking again.

    To this day he has pain in it

    I thing he may have torn some ligaments when he fell but I couldnt get him to do follow up

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    I had that same sprain! I feel your pain literally! I had 3 doctors and all three said... "just a sprain"... another 3 weeks and you'll be fine. Well I didn't get fine. Ended up finding an ortho specialist and had an MRI and ended up with surgeries for torn ligaments and tendons.

    My advice, run , don't walk to the nearest specialist and have an MRI done! From Feb to now, and no improvment.. go!

    Good luck!

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    Definitely go and get it checked and have some physio on it.

    When I broke my right ankle in april, I also severely sprained my left: complete tears of 5 ligaments and partial tears of others.

    It is not normal for doctors to cast a sprain because you need to keep it moving. They either put you in a boot or bandage. I should have had a boot, but wasn't allowed because of the fracture on the other leg and risk of falling, so I had a compression sock only for the first three weeks and then my physio got me an ankle wrap brace. I was never non-weight bearing on the sprained ankle - maybe because I didn't have a choice. But they did say the best way to rehab it was to get it moving as soon as possible so I did that and now it is fine. It did take a LOT of physio and massage though, and swimming!

    The pain on the inside of the foot might be caused by your foot rolling in now that the ligaments aren't as strong as they were. Physio exercises can help with this too.

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