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A 19-year-old female asked:

I sprained my ankle a week ago. this morning, when i was getting out of bed, i accidentally put the swollen side of my ankle on the floor first. the impact from hitting the swollen part on the floor caused pain. did i do more damage to my ankle?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
A Verified Doctoranswered
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Possibly: but not likely too much if you know this is just a sprain. Put ice on it, elevate, see checklist on sprains.
Last updated Sep 16, 2017


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