A 56-year-old member asked:
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Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

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Dr. Eric Tepper
40 years experience in Podiatry
X-rays: An x-ray would confirm whether a bone is broken. An MRI would be needed to determine in a ligament were torn (sprain). Stress x-rays could be done to determine ligament damage, but may be too painful to perform without appropriate anesthesia.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
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Sprain vs twisted: I believe they are interchangeable.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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7-10 days: If truly minor than 7-10 days should do it.
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Dr. Lorry Melnick
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Xray: A xray would show if there is a ankle fracture.
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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Sure it's sprained?: If you haven't been walking on your ankle, it may be more than sprained. Make sure you get checked. See a podiatrist for a complete examination.

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