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What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain or break?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Similar: Often times the symptoms are the same. Pain, swelling, difficulty walking.
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Mechanism of injury: can be similar in each; abnormal force through ankle joint causing pain, swelling, tenderness and pain on walking. To treat a sprain consider the acronyms PRICE and HARM http://patient.info/health/ankle-injuries-leaflet. To tell whether an injured ankle is likely to need XRAY (to exclude fracture) most Dr's use the OTTAWA score http://www.mdcalc.com/ottawa-ankle-rule/ Have a look at both of these.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

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Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 45 years experience
Xray: A xray would show if there is a ankle fracture.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: Often times a sprain can take longer to heal than a fracture. A sprain can have more problems after time than a fracture that is set and healed
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Ankle sprain: Can result in the swelling, bruising, pain around the ankle, at one side of the ankle or both. If no fracture occured, pain is controlled well with ice, elevation, compression. However the osteo-chondral defects stemming from the subtle cartilage and bone injury may also result from a high grade ankle sprain. Proper evaluation by a foot and ankle physician is crucial for your speedy recovery.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of sprained my ankle?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Swelling, pain: Instability of the ankle.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
None if better: If the ankle injury is fully healed, there may be no symptoms. If the injury still has not fully resolve, the patient may have symptoms such as pain, swelling, and instability sometimes an ankle brace may be helpful to curtail symptoms.

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