My grandma fell, her ankle is now huge and swollen?

She’s 63 ginger and she had knee surgery in the past my grandma fell today and hit her knee and landed really hard on here ankle her ankle is now huge and swollen she won’t go to the doctor what should I do


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

Ice application compression with stocking and elevation.xray is important if swelling increased or pain increased .this is probably a sprained ankle ligaments.

Dr Masr
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Dr Masr

Using elastic bandage to wrap your ankle.
Wearing a brace to support your ankle.
Elevating your foot with pillows while resting or sleeping. This will help reduce swelling.
Taking ibuprofen or acetaminophen to manage swelling and pain.
Getting plenty of rest and not putting weight on your ankle.
It’s also helpful to apply ice to the injured area as soon as you can to reduce swelling.

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
she may have fractured the bones inside.
apply compression bandage and ice packs.
keep the leg elevated over a pillow.
take anti inflammatory tablets.
get a xray done.
avoid weight bearing on the affected limb.
thanks

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion you should apply (ice , elevation , compression )also use anti inflammatory
You need to move you fingers along bones to check for any fracture , any blue, black coloration or lose if sensation you notice means you take her to the hospital either she wants or not

X-ray will be quick just to be safe

Good Luck

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