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A 28-year-old female asked:

two nights ago i fell over and twisted my ankle, it is hurting when i walk and swollen. do i need to see a doctor?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
Ankle pain: Consider sprain, fracture, or strain. X-ray and exam by orthopedic surgeon is your best bet, as well as crutches, rest, ice, ; elevation for now.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Getting early consultation means early diagnosis and treatment with prevention of long term problems that may ensue. Let a physician tell you everything is Okay, don't just presume and hope.
Jan 18, 2014

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A 32-year-old member asked:

Twisted my ankle playing tennis, heard a crack. Can walk on the ankle. How do I know if it is broken?

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Dr. John Kayvanfar
Sports Medicine 46 years experience
See an Orthopedist: For definitive diagnosis you need an x ray. People who do sports regularly for an hour daily, have a high tolerance to pain., so it is very difficult to say is or is not broken without an x-ray. Recommend to see an orthopedic specialist..
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I was playing basketball and twisted my ankle and felt a pop as i landed. Now it hurts when i walk on it.

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Sprain : Likely ankle sprain and will resolve ... Crutches may be of benefit early on.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Please tell me how long it takes for to walk on a badly twisted ankle?

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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Did you get checked?: Sometimes with sprains you can suffer another injury like a fracture or other soft tissue problem. If you haven't already been examined, get checked properly by a foot/ankle specialist.
A 22-year-old male asked:

Should i go to the doctors after a twisted ankle. I missed tge last step and twist my ankle. I can walk on it put pressure but it hurts.

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Twist and shout: Of course the safest thing to do if you are concerned about the severity is to have the ankle imaged. X-ray most likely. The immediate treatment should be ice compression and elevation. I would expect pain to some extent but after a day or so the pain should be reducing. Try to limit the amount of unnecessary pressure to the foot and see how it goes. Some times a wrap helps.

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