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Recent Ankle Injury Checker

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Your Recent Ankle Injury May Also be Known as:
Aches and pains in leg
Ankle damage
Ankle got bumped
Ankle got hit
Ankle got slammed
Ankle got whacked
Ankle trauma
Bumped ankle
Bumped leg

Top 4 Recent Ankle Injury Causes

  1. 1.Bicycle Spoke Injury

    Bicycle spoke injury occurs when the foot is caught in the bike's spinning spokes, resulting in injury to the top of the foot.

    Gently clean the wound with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment and a bandage. Check in with your primary care physician in a day or two to have the wound checked. If bleeding doesn't stop by itself, you should seek care in a walk-in or urgent care clinic as you may need stitches.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    foot pain from an injury, cut on the foot, recent ankle injury
    Symptoms that always occur with bicycle spoke injury:
    cut on the foot, foot pain from an injury
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  2. 2.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin and determine if antibiotics are necessary.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, ankle redness, ankle pain, painful ankle swelling, recent ankle injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    ankle redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Broken Foot (Navicular Bone Fracture)

    The navicular is one of the bones of the foot.

    You should visit your primary care physician. An X-Ray may be helpful to confirm the diagnosis.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    difficulty walking, constant foot pain, pain in one foot, recent ankle injury, foot pain from overuse
    Symptoms that always occur with broken foot (navicular bone fracture):
    pain in one foot, constant foot pain, recent ankle injury
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  4. 4.Ankle Bruise

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the ankle are common, often due to minor injury.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation (putting your feet up helps blood drain and return to the heart).

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one ankle, constant ankle pain, ankle pain from an injury, recent ankle injury, swollen ankle
    Symptoms that always occur with ankle bruise:
    ankle pain from an injury, recent ankle injury, constant ankle pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Recent Ankle Injury

  • Q.Are you having any difficulty walking?
  • Q.Did you roll your ankle?
  • Q.Is your ankle pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our recent ankle injury symptom checker.

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Recent Ankle Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced recent ankle injury have also experienced:

    • 25% Swollen Ankle
    • 25% Pain in One Ankle
    • 8% Unable to Do Single - Heel Raises

Recent Ankle Injury Checker

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