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Ankle Contusion Overview

What is an ankle contusion?
A person with an ankle contusion has a bruise over the ankle. A bruise is a collection of blood beneath the skin, caused by blood vessels that have broken at the time of an injury.

What are the symptoms of an ankle contusion?
Common symptoms of an ankle contusion include ankle pain, ankle swelling, and localized ankle tenderness.

How does the doctor treat an ankle contusion?
Treatment for an ankle contusion includes rest, cold compresses, elastic wrapping, ankle elevation, and pain medications.

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Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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