A 42-year-old female asked:
I've sprained ankle and the muscles on my calf are sore i have bruising around joint and atfl should i be very worried i can walk but it hurts abit ?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rahul Banerjeeanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Sprain: Many ankle sprains will resolve without treatment. If you have pain that lasts several months and does not improve, you may need further treatment.
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Dr. James Okamotoanswered
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Probably not.: Without a physical exam, it's difficult to know the severity of your injury, but if it only hurts a bit when you walk, you probably only have a mild atfl sprain and mild calf sprain. If it's a new injury (<72 hrs), then follow the rice protocol (google it) and limit activities which cause increased pain. If your ankle feels unstable, you can buy a relatively inexpensive ankle splint at the store.
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Last updated Jan 28, 2017
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