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I sprained my ankle a couple of weeks ago. I have this weird squishy swollen mass on the inside of my ankle, not on the outside. I also sprained my foot, if that matters. Anyway, this squishy mass hurts. It's not bruised or anything, but I'm baffled - what is it? The dr. mentioned nothing when she saw it, only that I had a severe sprain. I didn't notice it much until I started to wear the compression sock. That's making it hurt. What is it???:confused:

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Several years ago I sprained my ankle badly and shortly thereafter developed a big squishy mass in the top of my foot near the ankle. It didn't go away on its own, but the sprain was painful for months, so it didn't alarm me. I finally asked my family doc about it (probably 4 months after the injury). She didn't know what it was, so she sent me to an orthopedic surgeon who took x-rays and an MRI. Conclusion (after much expensive testing): It was a big squishy mass of fluid, probably caused by an injured joint leaking fluid. What could be done? Although the intuitive reaction would be to drain the fluid, the Doc said it wasn't effective and the fluid would come back. The only realy option would be surgery to try to find the place causing the leaking fluid and fix it. Not a great option, and he wouldn't recommend it unless the size of the squishy place prevented shoes or caused some other major pain/complication. Result: I did nothing.


Two years later, the squishy spot is gone and my ankle is normal. This may not be your situation, but I wanted to let you know that there is a legitimate possibility other than blood clot.



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