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Swelling below ankle
Hi doctor greetings I accidentally slipped from the steps and my leg got twisted immediately rushed to nearby hospital and made an x-ray to check for any fractures everything was fine and it has been two days the swelling is there still now (attached image) and mild pain while walking I am on complete rest now how many days should I take rest doctor.. thanks
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Hi This seems to be ankle sprain Which is ligament injury
Next Steps
Apply ice 5 times a day Keep the leg over a pillow while sleeping Apply an ankle brace or a crepe bandage Minimum walking Any painkiller ( emanzen D ) twice a day after food for 3 days
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Follow up with me after 2 weeks Will decide further course of action
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- Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding. - Keep a pillow under the leg. - Avoid painful acts & activities. - Fomentation with warm water. -Let the part not be exposed cold. -Do mild exercises for the affected part.- knee and legs and feet. -Any way it may be tried, --. Ugesic (Piroxicam) 20mg 1tab od x 5days --. Caldikind plus  (Mankind) 1tab OD x 10 days. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. --For emergency treatment visit nearest hospital. This treatment has been  suggested on bases of the information provided. However I would like to examine & investigate the patient in detail. -Control  Hypertension, Diabetes or  metabolic disorder, if there is any. --Wish  a quick recovery & good health For exercises you may visit my YouTube channel- Dr. N C gupta  Dr N C Gupta MS (ortho)
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