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A 20-year-old female asked:

I fell on the stairs and landed on my left knee and foot. now the side of my foot hurts a lot, if i need to walk on it the pain is like 9/10. it's also very swollen around the lateral malleolus. does it just need rest or do i need a doctor?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
If you can't bear weight and it is very painful you will need an x-ray to see if there is a fracture.
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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Even after having a X-ray you will still require physical therapy and appropriate immobilization,
May 20, 2021
Last updated May 20, 2021

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