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Dr. Brandon Macy answered:

How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

X-rays are standard

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to determine if there is a fracture. While some fracture lines can be hard to detect, most times if the x-ray taken after an injury is clear, it will be considered a sprain of the ligaments--especially if the ligaments are painful to the touch.
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider answered:

What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

None if better

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If the ankle injury is fully healed, there may be no symptoms. If the injury still has not fully resolve, the patient may have symptoms such as pain, swelling, and instability Sometimes an ankle brace may be helpful to curtail symptoms
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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered:

Is there a way to tell the difference between an ankle sprain or break without an x-ray?

No

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need an X-ray to confirm a Fracture
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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered:

What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.

Nerve impingement

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Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged through swelling resulting from an ankle sprain. The bone, ligaments, muscle, tendons are deeper than the skin, but the swelling associated with injury can cause shooting pain, burning, tingling, and numbness. Hope this helps.
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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

Should I cancel my orthopaedic appt weds for my ankle sprain? In air cast on crutches sore but not swollen.no breaks but xray showed s space

Have it evaluated.

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Don't cancel the appointment. Have it evaluated and see what the doctor has to say.
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Dr. Peter M. Ihle answered:

What is a high ankle sprain?

involves the t-f lig

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The ligaments that attached to the front & back of the tibia& & fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor & grade 3 is a complete tear & is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they R the ant inf & post inf t/f ligaments
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Is a high ankle sprain common?

yes

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered:

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury

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A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue Injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered:

what's first-degree ankle sprain?

Mild sprain

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Min.imal pain,swelling and color changes
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What to do to heal a ankle sprain ?

Relative rest

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Start immediately with ice application, rest, and Advil. If you can walk, continue to walk to stimulate production of joint fluid. You may want to have some support with an ACE bandage or other splint that will limit side-to-side motion. Depending on the severity of the sprain, it may take weeks to fully heal. The worst case scenario would be that you have a fracture, can't walk, and need an x-ray
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