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How Can You Tell If My Ankle Is Broken
How can I tell if my ankle is broken or just sprained. Haden sprain had a sprained ankle once before but this feels different should I go to the emerg?
Hard to say : It can be difficult to tell the difference between an ankle that is sprained verses one that is broken, and if there is a doubt, i would certainly get checked. Signs that are more consistent with a fracture include inability to bear weight on the leg, but it is so difficult to tell that we usually need to get an xray unless it is a fairly mild sprain. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
How can I tell if my ankle is spraned or bronken i turned my ankle last sunday and it still hurts and it will be a week this sunday of when it happed
There : There are only two ways of finding out if your ankle is broken: an x-ray, or asking superman. Since the odds are overwhelming in favor of #1, my best advice is to go to a podiatrist or orthopedist and get the thing x-rayed and find out for certain. It's important to treat an ankle fracture promptly and adequately, so don't delay. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
X-rays differentiate: The only way to know for sure is evaluation by a physician to include x-rays. ...Read more
Symptoms & imaging: Stress fractures usually cause pain, but may also cause swelling and discoloration. The nature of stress fractures can make them very hard to identify on x-rays, but some may be apparent based on their size or phase in healing. Larger stress fractures or those that have had some to start healing are often the ones that can be seen with x-ray. The most specific test for a stress fracture is a mri. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi how do I tell if my ankle is swollen from the sunburn or from a blood clot as the back of my leg is starting to get red aswell.
I think potentially: Any medication can. If you noticed this happen after taking the medication, you can always under your docs guidance stop the medication and see if the ankle swelling stops. He other thing to consider is are you using brand or generic. Not, all medicines are the same even when the name is the same. Another words Lipitor (atorvastatin) and a generic version may not be identical. ...Read more
Tender at the back: Ankle sprains tend to be painful to touch over the front of the ankle bones while fractures are more likely to hurt pressure is applied to the back of the bones. Also, if you're able to walk (albeit with a limp) it's highly unlikely that it is fractured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle sprain: Swelling and pain are the first signs of an ankle sprain. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or front. Swelling generally occurs around the area of sprain and bruising may be present too. Getting it checked out by your pcp or referred for further evaluation for severity and treatment. ...Read more
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, and a fracture is damage to the bone; strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more
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