A 43-year-old member asked:
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Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in 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, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.
Answered on Apr 15, 2018
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Get an x-ray: Uou should see a podiatrist for an x-ray and exam.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
Ligament damage: If we are referring to lateral ankle sprains (most common), the degrees are based on the number of ligaments damaged and/or torn. Each degree signifi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
About the same: A twist is considered to be a mild strain where a sprain is more severe

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