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Saint Charles, MO
A 58-year-old female asked:

I was going down the steps and turned my foot.it felt like something pulled.it's on the top of my foot to the ankle.i can't put any pressure on it.

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine 38 years experience
If there is: Bruising on the lateral ankle with swelling and you absolutely can't tolerate any pressure you may need x-ray, but typically just the anterior tibio-fibular ligament is sprained and only requires ice, elevation and early mobilization with bracing. Best to have your doctor or a good urgent care doctor take a look.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016


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