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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: If you hurt to touch over the bone, it would be more likely that you have a fracture. An xray will tell you for sure.
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
14 years experience Podiatry
Xrays: The typical test to rule out fracture is with xray.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swel ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Genkin
12 years experience Podiatry
There are many: Sprain is an injury of the ligaments and the broken ankle is an injury of the bone as well as surrounding soft tissue. In addition, healing times and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
18 years experience Podiatry
Bone involvement: When you sprain your ankle there is no bone involved. Usually the ligaments and sometimes in severe cases the tendons of your ankle are hurt during a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Tepper
41 years experience Podiatry
X-rays: An x-ray would confirm whether a bone is broken. An MRI would be needed to determine in a ligament were torn (sprain). Stress x-rays could be done t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get an Xray: Getting an x-ray is the best way to tell if you have a broken bone. Sometimes, additional tests such as ct scan or MRI may be necessary. Swelling afte ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both: Actually, both a sprain (ligament tear) and a broken ankle (fracture) are quite painful. Some would rate severe sprains as more painful, so it is diff ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am sorry but: There isn't enough info here to even take a guess. However, the way to determine if there is a fracture is with an x-ray (plus a medical history ; phy ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Need an x-ray: To be sure which it is you should get an x-ray
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broke ... Read More
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