Auburn, ME
A 52-year-old female asked:

Is the ankle considered fractured when you hear crunching noises with pain? i recently twisted my ankle and fell. there is no bruise but swelling and pain. i also jus got out of bed and put the foot on the floor and it has painfully crunched. explain?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
Ankle fracture: Given that you have pain and swelling it would be advisable to get an x-ray to evaluate this. Unable to determine if there is a fracture or not based on what you stated.
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