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A 20-year-old female asked:

How do i heal pain in my ankle after running for my half marathon this weekend? there is no real swelling or bone fracture.

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Rest, ice and:: Start with resting and icing it to cool things down, an acewrap to support it would be helpful. Gentle exercises would be helpful, within limits of discomfort initially, and gradually increase them as pain reduces. Nsaids like Ibuprofen type medication would help. I am sure you'll be painfree in about 5-10 days time. If not see your doctor.
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Ankle pain: Unless you have had an x ray how do you know there is no fracture ? See your podiatrist for an exam and x rays
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014

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