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A 23-year-old male asked:

Hi doc. i sprained my ankle when i went for a run this afternoon. the pain only started now?

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Dr. Miles Mitchell
Specializes in Family Medicine
Can you walk on it?: See your doctor or nurse if: ●You cannot put weight on the leg with the injured ankle ●Your ankle looks deformed or crooked ●Your ankle is unstable (for example, it gives out while you are climbing stairs) It's also best to see a doctor or nurse if you are not sure how serious the injury is.
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Last updated Aug 7, 2020


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