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A 19-year-old female asked:

Injured foot 2 weeks ago, x-rays showed no fracture doctor said bone bruising. swelling and pain still present with rest? should i go back to doctors?

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Dr. Shadi Azar
Radiology 24 years experience
Ankle CT: ankel joint X-ray might miss a small fracture. CT scan is much better to detect fractures. Injury to ligaments can cause pain for few weeks. I would go check if pain is not improving.
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