Our expert says:
I canot tell you what the cause of the dark patches. Did you experience inflammation beforehand? With that I mean redness and swelling. Where inflammation disappears dark patches may remain. Another cause of dark patches at the ankles are varicose veins. Inflammation of small blood vessels may lead to pain and and dark patches at a later stage. Eczema may leave dark patches. Rather see your doctor. The pain bothers me a lot.
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