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Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Get Akle : Checked. A simple x-ray can determine if there is a fracture or not. See podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. If fracture immobilization is a must. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more

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3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

Possibly: I think you're saying you had screws placed for a broken ankle 3 years ago, and now you've sprained your ankle last august and it's still swollen. I actually warn my patients that after bad ankle injuries (in your case, 2 of them), the swelling may actually never go away, but as long as your ankle is functional and painless and strong, i would not worry about some persistent swelling. ...Read more

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Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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My toes are tingly...Ankle broken or sprain?

I am sorry but: There isn't enough info here to even take a guess. However, the way to determine if there is a fracture is with an x-ray (plus a medical history ; physical examination). Take care. ...Read more

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Is my ankle broken, if I sprained it last week and it is still swollen?

Is my ankle broken, if I sprained it last week and it is still swollen?

Get an Xray: Getting an x-ray is the best way to tell if you have a broken bone. Sometimes, additional tests such as ct scan or MRI may be necessary. Swelling after a sprain can still last for weeks, but additional exam and testing is the best way to tell the difference. ...Read more

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6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Benjamin Taylor
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more