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A 17-year-old male asked:

i have been kicked on the outside of my ankle which is now swollen. hard to weight bare and movement/rotation is limited.

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Kicked ankle: The outside of your ankle can be injured by a kick that can bruise the ankle bone or malleolus plus there are tendons that course there and there's a neuro vascular bundle. Go see a Podiatrist and have it examined with X-rays taken to rule out a fracture. Rest,Ice,Compression,Elevation is advised. Stay off it too and use crutches or a cane.
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
You are Normal.: Swelling has a way of causing pain and restricting movement. It should, it is natures way of immobilizing the injury so the body can go into its repair mode. Start the RICE treatment. Rest, Ice, Compression (mild) and Elevation. Give it a day or two and see how it responds. If there is still a concern then have it evaluated by a specialist.

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A 17-year-old male asked:

I have been kicked on the outside of my ankle which is now swollen, I can bare weight on it but it is limited. Ankle movement/rotation is limited also?

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Dr. Corinne Kauderer
Wound care 36 years experience
Kicked ankle: An injury to the ankle can involve an injury to the ankle bone with a bruise or a fracture to the malleolus. There are tendons that course through there, a neuro vascular bundle, and a joint space. You will need to stay off it and have X-rays taken. RICE treatment with crutches are also advised.
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A 24-year-old female asked:

When do I need to go to the hospital about my ankle I fell down the stairs and cant bare any weight I don't think it is broken but its serverly bursie?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Remove doubt, now.: Severely bruised and cannot bear weight means that the potential for damage is high. Apply ice and get to the hospital as soon as convenient, . Not to do so, may increase the possibility of magnifying the problem.

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