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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine

Current as ofMay 22, 2015

Current as of: May 22, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine