A 28-year-old male asked:
I rolled my ankle playing basketball. it is swollen, painful, bruised on 2 sides, but i can walk on it well. sound like a sprain? signs of fracture?
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Dr. Scott Keithanswered
Podiatry 46 years experience
Start RICE ASAP.: You description of the injury certainly sounds like a sprain. Best to RICE it. Rest, ice compression and elevation. One can never be sure that it isn't fractured, however, unless you have it x-rayed. The symptoms can be similar depending on the severity of the injury. If it is severe enough a cam walker boot may be indicated. To remove all doubt, have it examined by a specialist.
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