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Fell done stairs hurt ankle it's sore to touch its bruised and swollen i'm limping on it i was wondering if it is a sprain or something else?

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Dr. Kenneth Smith
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
Can not tell: Can not tell from distance sounds like you need xrau to determine if fracture. Ice elevation and antinflamatories like ibiprofen.
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
General Practice 40 years experience
No short answer: Difficult to tell from limited information...And without direct exam...Best advice is to see your family doc and consider x-ray...In the meantime, stay off of it and "ice, ace , and elevate it"....
Dr. Scott Diede
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Xray to know...: It is possible to walk on a fractured ankle, and it is sometimes impossible to walk on "just" a sprained ankle. The only way to determine if there is some sort of fracture is to get an xray.
Dr. Michele Colon
Podiatry 26 years experience
Sprain or fracture: You will need xrays to confirm whether it is a fracture or a sprain. See a doctor as soon as possible.

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United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 18-year-old female asked:

Fell done stairs hurt ankle it's sore to touch its bruised and swollen i'm limping on it i was wondering if it is a sprain or something elselike fract?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Ankle injury: You should have this evaluated since your symptoms can indicate a severe sprain bur could be a chip fracture. Your primary care physician can order an x-ray to help evaluate it.

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