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Grants Pass, OR
A 21-year-old female asked:

I twisted my ankle in july and its still swelling up and giving me pain and hurts bad to walk on it should i go the hospital?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
DM Care, Wound Care, Surgeries 20 years experience
See a doctor: You should go see a podiatrists or orthopedist so that they can x-ray and make sure bones are not broken. If it was a severe ankle sprain, it will take sometime for it to recover. If it is a recurrent sprain, sometimes you may develop blood clots in the ligaments and they do not heal as well. So all of this will cause swelling in your ankle.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
No: Unless you meant the ambulatory unit. Your condition is not an emergency and you should follow up at a podiatrist or orthopedist.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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