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A 34-year-old female asked:

Daughter hit ankle several times on bed now it hurts 4 her 2 walk on it she cant bare weight on it it's been a week since this happened some swelling?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Ankle pain: This could be a contusion or bone bruise which can be painful and tender for days. However the presence of associated swelling raises the possibility of a fracture and warrants an examination by a physician and an xray would most likely be recommended as part of the evaluation.
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Dr. Richard Mallia
A Verified Doctoranswered
Podiatry 23 years experience
Bearing Weight: If a person cannot bear weight on an ankle after trauma, immediate medical attention should be sought out because it is a prime indicator of a more serious injury.
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Last updated May 3, 2019

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