A 24-year-old female asked:
hi, ive sprained my ankle. im in a lot of pain without putting any pressure on it. i cant put any pressure on it at all. its swollen but not bruised. at what point do i need to go to a dr or will it heal on its own?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Greenwald answered
41 years experience Podiatry
Sprained ankle: Ligamentous involvement is often graded: Grade 1 Stretching /slight tearing of the ligament with mild tenderness, swelling and stiffness. The ankle feels stable and it is usually possible to walk with minimal pain. Grade 2: A more severe sprain, but incomplete tear with moderate pain/swelling and bruising. Not knowing mechanism of injury suggests it should be examined by your physician.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
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