Swelling and Bruising of the Ankle

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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 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review:

Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine

Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine

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