A member asked:

I have a ruptured ligament in ankle. doc says i need surgery but ive already been playing on it for a year. will it get worse if i continue to play?

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Dr. Mita Shah answered

Specializes in Dentistry

You should stop play: can get worst and not repairable

Answered 11/19/2017

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Dr. Julio Rodriguez answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

You must be seen: your case is not urgent but I think you must be evaluate by orthopedic doctor and get MRI to define how severe was the injury. Not playing sport is the last think that one doctor can recommended

Answered 11/19/2017

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Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

Can't make: an absolute prediction due to lack of specifics, but there is a potential for getting worse, including early degenerative arthritis if there is instability or altered mechanics, and the possibility of the injury becoming irreparable or more difficult to repair. See an ankle specialist/orthopedic surgeon for a comprehensive re-evaluation.

Answered 11/21/2017

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