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A 42-year-old member asked:

My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? how to tell?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

How to tell when your ankle is fractured, broken, or just sprained?

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Ankle: Fractured and broken are the same thing. See your podiatrist for an exam and x rays

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Last updated Jun 1, 2021

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