A 24-year-old female asked:
On 5/4, i was sparring at a karate tournament and my ankle hit my partner's knee. my ankle became bruised and swollen and it hurts to walk and touch it. what should i do?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Duration suggests...: ...Possible problem. Just cannot say if bone bruise or fracture over internet. Likely best to go to urgent care for exam and x-ray to be sure do not need more specific orthopedic treatment.
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Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 40 years experience
Contusion vs fractur: Most likely just a contusion . Elevate , ice and rest for a few days. Will slowly resolve. If however, you hit with great force, heard/felt a "snap" and aurere unable to walkon it an xray is in order to rule out a more severe injury like a fracture.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Podiatry 36 years experience
Sparring: This was quite a while ago. You should seek medical care and x rays.
4.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 26, 2013
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