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hurt knee...and now a swollen leg??

My hubby hurt his knee this tuesday when he was playing football. He jumped and then landed on his knee. He basically couldn't walk for the rest of the night. He has been wearing a brace and iceing it. Today (3 days later) his ankle is REALLY swollen probably twice it's size. He is being a typical man and insist that he doesnt need to go to the doctor. Does anyone have a clue what this might be? Why would his ankle be swollen if he hurt his knee?

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Asked by luvsgriffin at 9:40 PM on Nov. 14, 2008 in Health

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  • Don't know. But i suggest he sees a doctor!!

    Answer by CoreyLynn at 9:43 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • Yes, he needs to see a doctor. There may be a sprain or break in there. It shouldn't be swelling. I hope he is OK. If a doctor can't see him soon, you may want to take him to an urgent care clinic or someplace that he can get care soon. If it is a break he wouldn't want it to heal improperly. Good luck!

    Answer by Bmat at 10:53 PM on Nov. 14, 2008

  • He needs to see a doctor. Go to the ER, and do it today. It could be a blood clot, which can cause serious complications. Is the swollen area red? When you press with your fingertip, does the indentation stay? Is it warm to the touch?

    Please, urge him to go see a doctor right away. My husband's friend from work had a similar problem, but didn't go in when his leg swelled; he waited until it became unbearably painful, and almost lost his leg because he waited.

    Answer by jespeach at 11:49 AM on Nov. 15, 2008

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