Two weeks ago I tripped and fell in a parking lot. At the time, I thought I got away lucky with just two skinned knees and a bruised elbow. a few days later some mild bruises appeared on my leg. I had mild pain in my knee but nowhere else. On Memorial Day, I was getting undressed and when I took off my socks, I found my ankle and foot swollen and severely black and blue. There was no pain whatsoever. I also noticed slight swelling above the ankle area and more bruising now running the length of the leg.
I went to my PCP the next day, she did not know the cause of the bruising but sent me for x-rays of my ankle and foot. The ankle x-Ray was negative but the x-Ray of the foot showed a possible nondisplacend fracture of the fibulae head. I have an appointment with an orthopedist on Tuesday and still no answer as to why my ankle is swollen and bruised.
Is this common, to walk around for two weeks and not know there is a stress fracture in the leg and is the ankle swelling/bruising related to the stress fracture?
I am 51 years old and had a normal bone density test a few months ago.