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Broken ankle vs sprain

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: A sprain is the over pulling of tendons & ligaments. A fracture is the breaking of a bone.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Sprain on tibial....: Side which is same sign as big toe of foot.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe.
A female asked:
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Anterior( usually) tbiofibular ankle spains ( high ankle sprains ) are particularly common in football . ( see my previous answer on this type of an... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Severe sprain: with tearing of multiple ankle ligaments. possible tendon rupture, possible avulsion fracture, with associated severe pain, swelling and limitation of... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Specializes in Family Medicine
R.I.C.E.: Rest the ankle, ice the ankle, compress the ankle (with ace bandage), elevate the ankle above the level of your heart. But see a doctor first to make... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will t... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darrell Latva
Podiatry 42 years experience
YES: There are several bones that can be broken with an ankle sprain; not all at the same time of course.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: Often times a sprain can take longer to heal than a fracture. A sprain can have more problems after time than a fracture that is set and healed

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