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wake up with a sprained ankle - swelled and bruised

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 6, 2008
  • 08:37 PM

My husband woke up with a sprained ankle. He cannot bear weight on it and it's swelled and bruised. Is it possible to sprained your ankle in your sleep?? what else could it be?

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  • It can be thrombosis. Go and see a doctor ASAP. Good luck!
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thank you but we went to the ER already and no fracture or blod clots??? The dr said it's a mystery.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 11, 2008
    • 08:24 PM
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  • No epson salt...just woke up with a sprained ankle and xrays and ultrasound (to rule out clot) were negative....just wondering if it's possible to wake up from a night's sleep with a sprained ankle?? Thanks..
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 02:40 PM
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  • think: sleep walking...put alarms on the doors and bells around the bed. He may also twist and turn a lot in bed. I would think vein problem, too, but it was checked out. Could it be a brown recluse bite?
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 13, 2008
    • 07:51 PM
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  • hmmm...we do have a lot of spiders...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 27, 2008
    • 08:39 PM
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  • my friend needs to know what happened to him
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  • Please note that *I AM NOT A DOCTOR*Just a thought: is there any possibility that husband could have any form of hypermobility syndrome? (ie a condition in which joints are very flexible, more so than for other people, sometimes known more colloquilly as being double jointed). Again, not a doctor. But I've known people on line who have various types of hypermobility syndrome, and apparently some of them do sometimes injure themselves in their sleep (I guess from tossing and turning, not sure) because their joints so very easily get twisted out of allignment or sublux, etc.Of course you should always investigate more plausible or common causes before considering anything uncommon. Just throwing out the possibility to add to the list of things to consider if other things don't bear out.Again, bearing in mind, I AM NOT A DOCTOR.
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  • I woke up with a sprained ankle. My sheets were too tight (tucked in at foot of bed tightly) and my foot spent the night pushing against them. That's all I can figure. When I finally awoke (after thinking about it through the night and being too tired to do anything about it) I loosened the sheets to instant relief. Now not sure what to do. Can't walk.Please note that *I AM NOT A DOCTOR*Just a thought: is there any possibility that husband could have any form of hypermobility syndrome? (ie a condition in which joints are very flexible, more so than for other people, sometimes known more colloquilly as being double jointed). Again, not a doctor. But I've known people on line who have various types of hypermobility syndrome, and apparently some of them do sometimes injure themselves in their sleep (I guess from tossing and turning, not sure) because their joints so very easily get twisted out of allignment or sublux, etc.Of course you should always investigate more plausible or common causes before considering anything uncommon. Just throwing out the possibility to add to the list of things to consider if other things don't bear out.Again, bearing in mind, I AM NOT A DOCTOR.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 24, 2009
    • 00:31 AM
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  • I'm a Trainer and can tell you this: Seriously you need to not be a baby about it. its always PRICE, Protect (get a brace or Air Cast) Rest (pretty obvious, try not to put unnecessary strain, relax when at home). Ice, never more than 20 minutes in one session, sever times a day. Compression A nice wrap or neoprene ankle sleeve. Elevation, get your ankle above your heart, Lie down with a few pillows underneath your foot.If you didn't Ice within the first hour you probably doubled your recovery time. Something to remember for next time.I woke up with a sprained ankle. My sheets were too tight (tucked in at foot of bed tightly) and my foot spent the night pushing against them. That's all I can figure. When I finally awoke (after thinking about it through the night and being too tired to do anything about it) I loosened the sheets to instant relief. Now not sure what to do. Can't walk.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 27, 2009
    • 01:50 AM
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  • My husband woke up with a sprained ankle. He cannot bear weight on it and it's swelled and bruised. Is it possible to sprained your ankle in your sleep?? what else could it be?I know it sounds weird, but I am dealing with the same problem. I woke up yesterday morning (1/17/10), with a sprained ankle. At first, I thought it was a foot cramp, but the pain got worse when I stood up and began walking. By eveinng, my ankle was swollen. I took two endomethicin. The pain did not subside but the endomethicin made me drowsy, so I fell asleep. It's the next morning now and the pain is as bad as it was last night. I can't walk properly, so I'm going to the doctor. I had some vivid dreams the night before that I don't remember and either hurt myself or had my foot in an odd position.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 18, 2010
    • 05:05 PM
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  • Sure, you can twist or injure an ankle and only see the results (swelling, pain, throbbing) later on. In your case, if the injury occurred a few hours before going to bed, the symptoms come on during sleep. One may not even remember twisting an ankle, and if all goes well, as long as you limit weight on it, use ice and elevation, it should be better within 2 days. Use it too much and it can take a week or more.Good luck.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 31, 2010
    • 04:29 AM
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  • Hi guys, Thought you might be interested in checking out the following link for detailed information on an ankle sprain including treatment. N.B. Although unusual, some ankle sprains present the following morning after injury due to accumulation of inflammation over night (as blood flow slows down):Hope that helps and good luck,PhysioAdvisor
    PhysioAdvisor 93 Replies
    • February 4, 2010
    • 01:24 AM
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  • This has happened to me several times before it was correctly diagnosed as gout. When this happens, it is likely a flare-up of gout, which is easily treated with indomethicin in the short term and allopurinol over the long-term.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • No epson salt...just woke up with a sprained ankle and xrays and ultrasound (to rule out clot) were negative....just wondering if it's possible to wake up from a night's sleep with a sprained ankle?? Thanks..I did the same thing last night. Ankle is swollen to twice normal size.
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