A 9-year-old female asked:
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hi. my 9 yr old daughter tripped over a step and has a sore ankle, that is a bit swollen, in addition she has a bruise running up the side of her shin?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
21 years experience Pediatrics
Ankle sprain?: Consider getting an xray to r/o fracture. Most likely an ankle sprain. Ice, motrin and rest
Answered on Apr 21, 2015

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