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Swelling and Bruising of the Ankle

Swelling and Bruising of the Ankle

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: June 26, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine

William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine