A 17-year-old female asked:
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i have issues where my ankle gives out when i walk up or down the stairs or when i am running. a couple days ago it hurt to flex my foot or point my foot downwards, today i landed heavily on them and now it feels bruised on the edges.

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Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience Family Medicine
Please see doctor : You likely have an ankle sprain, but you need an exam and possibly an X-ray to rule out a fracture
Answered on Feb 1, 2018

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