I can't help with most of your questions . . . but prednisone can really thin your skin if you are on it for a while. This can allow any little thing to scratch your skin or break the skin. You could have moved your hand in your sleep and your ring brushed over your cheek and that could scratch it. Sorry.
I hope some of the others have some help for the pain in your ankles.
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