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A 16-year-old female asked:

1mth ago i sprained my ankle i heard a crack xray showed no breaks still in pain and swollen,doctor yesterday said rest that's it - is he right? sugg

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tough to say: Without an exam it is always tough to give the best advice, let alone over the computer. As stated, with negative x-rays, there is no Fx, but if your pain persists, despite rest, taking an anti-inflammatory medicine, using an ace wrap, elevating it, etc. than you may need another exam and possible MRI to assess for any tendon or ligament injury that would not be seen on a regular x-ray.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Go be reevaluated: a fracture may not have been apparent one month ago on xray. may need repeat xray and or mri. either way you are still having pain. time to be re-evaluated.

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Last updated Aug 23, 2017

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