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Swelling and Bruising of the Ankle

Picture of swelling and bruising of the ankle

An ankle sprain occurs when ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg are stretched or torn. There is often swelling and bruising around the injured area.

Current as of: March 9, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

 
 

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