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At work I threw a sheet of Masonite on the ground and it caught the bone that is on the outside of the ankle. The bump.. it bruised right away and became significantly larger in comparison to my other ankle. It was obviously painful to walk on. That was in October and now it's February and it is still swollen, the pain is practically gone... but why is it still swollen?

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It is likely that the sheet of Masonite had damaged some of the veins on your ankle. Damaged vein valves could not close properly thus allowing blood to pool around your ankle area. Increased hydrostatic pressure forced fluid into the interstitual spaces and lymphatic vessels resulting in localized swelling.
Graduated compression therapy using calf-high compression socks (available at your local department stores or online) is the standard treatment for venous insufficiency. The compression ranges from mild (8-15mm Hg), moderate, firm and extra firm (40-50mm Hg).
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