A member asked:
Disclaimer

i have hurt my left ankle.it hurts to walk move it or keep it still. what could be wrong with it?

2 doctor answers
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A sprain or strain: It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make sure which one it is and follow the treatment recommendations. Sometimes, just a compressive wrap is needed, maybe a splint or a walking boot. It's tough to say exactly without an exam.
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: It could be anything from a fracture to a sprain. Needs to be examined.
Answered on Oct 3, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A sprain or strain: It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make su ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A sprain or strain: It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make su ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
"rolled ankle": Normally sprained ankles heal within 4-6 weeks. the most common injury is an inversion type when the lateral part of the foot drops down - you can ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Bruised ligaments: Injured ligaments and muscle can present this way. Ice for1st 24hrs, rest and elevation will help.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month