Swelling and Bruising of the Ankle

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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 ofNovember 14, 2014

Current as of: November 14, 2014

Author: Healthwise Staff

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