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I was walking to the couch and all of a sudden I felt a sharp pain in my ankle. It no longer supported me. Now, there's a large swollen bump behind my ankle.

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Hello, Thanks for your query on Lybrate "As" per your clinical history is concerned do a clinical examination by your Doctor[orthopedic] and discuss conservative treatment like [wearing a cast] to heal tendon and follow few lifestyle modifications like this for future - 1)Stretch and strengthen calf muscles. Stretch your calf to the point at which you feel a noticeable pull but not pain. Don't bounce during a stretch. Calf-strengthening exercises can also help the muscle and tendon absorb more force and prevent injury. 2)Vary your exercises. Alternate high-impact sports, such as running, with low-impact sports, such as walking, biking or swimming. Avoid activities that place excessive stress on your Achilles tendons, such as hill running and jumping activities. 3)Choose running surfaces carefully. Avoid or limit running on hard or slippery surfaces. Dress properly for cold-weather training and wear well-fitting athletic shoes with proper cushioning in the heels. 4)Increase training intensity slowly. Achilles tendon injuries commonly occur after abruptly increasing training intensity. Increase the distance, duration, and frequency of your training by no more than 10 percent each week. Hope that helps
It could be a ligament injury or a fracture. REST. ICE. CREPE BANDAGE. ELEVATE YOUR LEG> DONT LET IT HAND DOWN. If the swelling dosent subside in a day or two or increases see a doctor who may advice an Xray.
Rule out Hypertension, Diabetes or any other metabolic disorder. Any way it may be tried, --. Dolokind Plus (Mankind) [Aceclofenac100 mg ++Paracetamol 350 mg] 1 tab. OD & SOS. X 5 days. --. Caldikind plus  (Mankind) 1 tab OD x 10 days. (You may need help of your local doctor to get these medicines.) --. Fomentation with warm water. Let the part not be exposed to cold air flowing from air conditioner. --. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding.  --. Use no pillow under the head. --. Avoid painful acts & activities. -- .Do mild exercises for ankles and feet.  --.(Take help of a physiotherapist). --Do not ignore, let it not become beginning of a major problem. --Do ask for a detailed treatment plan. Kindly make sure, there is no allergy to any of these medicines. --For emergency treatment Contact your family doctor or visit nearest hospital. --Wish you a quick recovery & good health. --I hope, I have solved your problem to your satisfaction.  
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