Severe swelling of the foot after injury

Surgeon-phlebologist-lymphologist, surgeon of the first category

Hello, Elena Olegovna! I fell down from the stool more than a month ago, at the place where the stool on my leg hit me, immediately a cone appeared, a red and blue bruise formed in the evening, in addition, a large black bruise appeared above, under the knee, a bruise on the inside of the ankle, my foot and fingers swelled. I thought that I broke my leg, but I did not go to the doctor, the pain was only after the blow, then died down. The bruises were gone, and in the place of impact there was a lump, painful, and reddening of the skin. A small swelling of the ankle was preserved. She treated herself with sheep (she smeared with the cream "Bruise", put the device "MAG-2"), the tumor and the redness persist. Help advice.

Larissa, Nizhnevartovsk, 48 years of age

Most likely the hematoma was large enough, andpart of her went down to her ankle. In this area, swelling alone is difficult to pass. You need to bandage your leg with an elastic bandage. The pressure bandage from the fingers to the knee should gradually weaken. Against this background, edema will decrease. If you keep the edema on the background of bandaging, do a duplex scan of the veins of the lower extremities to exclude vein thrombosis.

Sincerely, Elena Belyanina.

Hello! 2 years ago Ileofemoral phlebothrombosis of the left lower limb was diagnosed. →