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Atchison, KS
A 17-year-old female asked:

lately when i run my ankle will turn inwards and feel like i'm getting stabbed. i sprained it over a month ago so what could be wrong?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the foot evaluated so that you get the appropriate care. You may need to have it immobilized. You may need a bone scan or an MRI if the x-rays were inconclusive.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Likely your sprained: Ankle hasn't fully healed. Avoid running, keep the brace on, rest the ankle for at least 3-4 weeks and then get pt to strengthen the ankle muscles ; ligaments. If not improving see an orthopod and maybe get a MRI to ensure the ligaments are intact, otherwise surgery might be needed, after all conservative measures have failed to improve. Good luck.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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