San Diego, CA
A 24-year-old female asked:
On 5/4 my ankle hit my partner's knee and it bruised right away could i have fractured my ankle please help hurts to walk or move it ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 15 years experience
Most likely bruise: Unless it was a severe violent action, it's unlikely that you have a serious fracture. You could have a chip or a stress fracture, but those are unlikely. Most likely you have a bone bruise or contusion. This is when your bone swells from the inside due to trauma.
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Podiatry 33 years experience
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Last updated May 7, 2013
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