Purple right foot instep & big toes

I fell from a height of about four feet off a ladder slipped and landed with an impact on the ground. My landing was not smooth. I twisted my right ankle which is swollen. The right instep has turned purple in a 4 x 1 to 1 1/4 inch area. At the heel it goes from a solid purple splotch gradiating upward and then stops. The closer it gets to the toe it become striated. There are two lines, the first being 1/4 x 3/4 inch, the second 7/8 x 1 1/4, then there is an almost symmetrical 3/4 x 3/4 inch spot that is more solid purple. This injury is almost like I slammed the side of my foot into something. Also the two big toenails have turned purple - the left is full and the right is 3/4. All of the others have no discoloration at all. Should there be any need for concern and if so what are they?

Posted By John on August 07, 2004 at 20:41:58:

The Active Ankle offers flexibility and security. It will feel different from anything you have ever worn for ankle protection. The hinge allows freedom of motion that you may not be accustomed to. Do not mistake this freedom of movement for lack of support. A leading university said, the Active Ankle provides more support (inversion) than the leading air-stirrup brace, the leading lace-up brace, or a tape job.

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