A 22-year-old male asked:
It's been a yr since i broke my ankle (no bone fracture, only torn ligaments) i had a cast on & all that. it's stilla bit swollen & tight. what to do?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 32 years experience
5.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Podiatry 25 years experience
Physical therapy: Have your doctor look it over. You may have arthritis and that will cause the swelling and tightness. It could be that the ligaments and tendons are scarred and will need a little pt.
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Bad situation: Just because u have no fracture does not mean u do not have a significant injury. If ligaments were torn, it is very important 2 know which ones ; how bad.Unrepaired ligaments can leave u with significant instability which will continue 2 give u symptoms of swelling, stiffness ; instability. Usshould c a foot ; ankle specialist 4 evaluation, ; imaging 2 c if u need recon.Of ligs esp if young.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 31, 2015
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