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hi! i missed a step on tuesday night and twisted my ankle. i did hear 2 pops. it is very swollen and bruised but it doesnt hurt when i put pressure on it at all. do you think i should just treat it as a sprain? i hate to go to the doc because it doesnt

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
About ankle injuries: Fractures are broken bones, and there will be pain when a bone breaks. Different people have differing perceptions of pain, so it's possible for somebody with a very high pain tolerance to say his broken ankle doesn't hurt much. If a sprained ankle is very painful or if not improving daily after the first two days, a doctor's exam can help decide whether or not there is a fracture.
Answered on Jan 16, 2020

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