On Sunday, July 13th I got a bad sunburn. I have had sunburns in the past and everything seemed normal (for a sunburn that is) except for my inner left ankle and part of my inner left shin. The length of the sunburn on my left leg goes from mid thigh to the top of my foot ending just before my toes. The width of the sunburn on my left leg is from just left of center shin to (going right to the inside of the leg) almost the backside of my leg. My entire ankle on the inner left leg is sunburnt and there is considerable swelling to the point where my ankle bone does not show.
My worst pain doesn't come from the burn on top of my skin but what feels like deep under the skin. the pain stays on the inner right side of my left leg and goes from mid shin to my ankle. The pain rolls down my leg throbbing more and more until it peaks and centers itself around my inner left ankle but the shin still throbs in pain but not as much as the ankle.
This pain starts when I put my left foot down after it has been elevated for awhile then like beads in a rainstick the pain rolls down my leg and grows to unbearable amounts. When I push myself through so I can walk the pressure increases and walking is almost unbearable but then when walking or attempt of, the pain will dull and sometimes completely subside. Now if I simply stand that will bring the pain back. But when walking it will postpone the pain for a few minutes but no longer than ten fifteen minutes. When the pain comes back while walking it is never more mild than when it comes back while just standing or the worst as is when I get up after having the leg elevated.
A friend of mine says it may be sun poisoning but everything I have looked up shows no true correlation with my current symptoms other than the sunburn itself. The big question is should I be treating this condition differently than a normal sunburn, like taking antibiotics or anti-inflammatory medications. I am not asking to be prescribed or for diagonsis only knowledgeable suggestions for me to take into consideration.