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Is My Foot Broken Or Sprained
Go to your Doctor: I am sorry to report but there is nothing in your question upon which to base an answer. But, I do know that anatomy after an injury can in no way be diagnosed on the internet. One needs an exam, in person, and possibly an x-ray. ...Read more
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
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers within the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact number (of fibers), st but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. In some cases a physical exam can help to determine the severity by feeling the laxity of a joint, but in most cases the best way is mri. ...Read more
Certainly could be: Depending on the nature and location of the fracture or sprain, either one or both could be present and treated without a cast. For example, fractures of the metacarpal bones can be treated with screws; this allows return of motion without splinting in as little as 48 hours. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?
Any of the above: Any of the above could be present, if it was broken pain would be moreso and not get better, sprain would be slightly better in 2 days and probably same with torn lig. Should see your doc, & on examination it would be obvious what is the cause, in most cases. An xray would confirm a fracture. Keeping foot elevated, its normal to see swelling and bruising to extend upwards towards knee. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I twisted my ankle, and now have a deep red line near the ankle bone. Is it possible its broken? Or sprained?
Xray: Probably best to get an X-ray of your ankle to rule out any possible fractures. In the meantime please rest, ice, elevate your limb to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more
No: Get ankle examined and treated properly. Continuing to run before this heals may lead to oprlonged healing or even permanent damage. ...Read more
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
I have an avulsion fracture in the middle top of my foot. My foot and ankle are also sprained. Does this require a cast?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sports injury... How bad does it look. Right ankle, underneath my ankle bone is swollen and bruised?
Need xam & images: C an orthopedist 4 this. Without a hands on xam, & images the extent of the injury can not B made. ...Read more
I broke my fibula bone and and wearing a plaster orthopedic cast. Is it normal to have ankle pain?
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