A 62-year-old female asked:
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i started having pain in my ankle after turning it outward while walking up a hill. i had an x-ray that was negative. i do have occasional leg pain, mostly in my ankle. what shouldi do?

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Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
24 years experience Podiatry
See note : A stress fx often will not show up on plain x-ray for sometimes 2 to 3 weeks following an injury. Pending the exact location of pain and thorough physical exam a repeat x-ray or MRI may be indicated.
Answered on Apr 1, 2019
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See specialist: How long ago did this happen. If very recently, try ice, elevation, compression and rest. If no relief or symptoms are severe, see ankle specialist. There could be significant soft tissur damage.
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Get re-evaluated: If there is a severe sprain, it is a soft tissue injury. An x-ray will not demonstrate that. The instability created by that kind of injury will cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted.
Answered on Oct 26, 2012
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Dr. Timothy Schultz
30 years experience General Practice
Have someone evaluate your leg specializes in soft tissue injuries and their distinction from orthopedic injuries: an osteopathic physician board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine.
Oct 25, 2012

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