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Fell and twisted ankle. Can walk on it OK with some pain but immediately had a tennis ball lump on side of foot. Is this okay?

Fell and twisted ankle. Can walk on it OK with some pain but immediately had a tennis ball lump on side of foot. Is this okay?

Ankle Sprain: Most likely you have sprained your ankle but a hairline fracture has to be ruled out with x-Ray. The swelling will go away in few weeks. Apply ice three times a day and elevate when resting. ...Read more

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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more


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My bf has a lump on the inside crease of his leg near his groin, it's egg sized and aches whenever he's been active... Any advice as to what it is?

My bf has a lump on the inside crease of his leg near his groin, it's egg sized and aches whenever he's been active... Any advice as to what it is?

Go to hospital now: Your boyfriend needs to be examined by his family doc (gp in gb) to determine what's going on. The lump could be a swollen lymph node, abscess (pus pocket), or even an inguinal hernia. Each diagnosis requires different treatment so it's imperative that rather than have someone guess (w/o examination from across the pond) that he get examined by his local family doc. ...Read more

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Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh. No pain, but feels like i can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Large egg size/shape lump very deep inside my left upper inside leg/thigh.  No pain, but feels like i can move it around. Fatty tumor or what? Remove?

Check it out: Most likely fatty tumor or fibrous tumor, less likely possibly femoral hernia. See a general surgeon. Sounds like nothing serious but in general if we can't get a tissue sample, we are not 100% sure of what it is. Don't lose sleep over it but get it checked out. ...Read more

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My left ankle has a big lump on it, from when I twisted my ankle, what should I do to decrease its size?

My left ankle has a big lump on it, from when I twisted my ankle, what should I do to decrease its size?

Ice and compression: Use ice to the area 2-3 times per day for 20-30 minutes and then use a compression wrap or stocking ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

If a dislocation causes severe pain and deformity and a twisted ankle causes strong pain than is a twisted ankle a dislocation?

Similar: An ankle sprain results from a temporary mild dislocation of the ankle because the ligaments are stretched beyond their comfort level. If the ankle stays dislocated then there is likely a bone fracture or a complete tear of multiple ligaments. ...Read more

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Twisted ankle severely 3 days ago, still have severe swelling and can barely walk. Swelling extends all the way up heal. Can I still treat at home?

Twisted ankle severely 3 days ago, still have severe swelling and can barely walk. Swelling extends all the way up heal. Can I still treat at home?

See a dr: it may be a bad sprain but if the swelling is severe you may need an xray/mri--maybe.you will probably need a walking boot because the weight bearing is keeping the swelling.are you taking anti-inflammatory medications?These would help too. ...Read more

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How tightly should you bandage a twisted ankle?

How tightly should you bandage a twisted ankle?

Snug: Hello,
You want to make sure that you never apply it too tight. It should be snug to give you the support necessary, pay attention to the toes and make sure they are not turning different colors. Preferably a lace up/velcro low profile ankle brace would be a better alternative. Feel better! ...Read more

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Will a twisted ankle affect swimming?

Will a twisted ankle affect swimming?

Be careful: Unless it is painful during kicking you should be ok -- no weight bearing is good. HOWEVER -- no flip turns or pushing off wall if doing laps -- real easy to aggravate it then. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained ankle and a twisted ankle?

To me the same: The result of both are the same.
Twisted ankle use as layman term while sprain use as medical term. ...Read more

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I have not got full recovery after I twisted ankle, still hurts sometimes. Can I go skiing?

Probably should not: You probably should let it heal well. Skiing can be tough on the ankle and you do not really want to injure and injured ankle. ...Read more

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Achilles pain a few days after twisted ankle. My ankle felt better, however today I started having pain and now it just hurts.

Rest..: After suffering an ankle sprain even when it is a minor issue it is important to give it some rest. Compression with a bandage, leg elevation, ice on the affected area and anti-inflammatory meds(like ibuprofen) can help relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain on the outer bump (lateral malleolus), what to do?

RiCE: Rest, Ice 10-15 minutes on the site/5 off, elevate, ace wrap the ankle in the figure 8 fashion. If the sprain was severe I suggest seeing a Podiatrist to get an X-ray, to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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Should i go to the doctors after a twisted ankle. I missed tge last step and twist my ankle. I can walk on it put pressure but it hurts.

Should i go to the doctors after a twisted ankle. I missed tge last step and twist my ankle. I can walk on it put pressure but it hurts.

Yes: Particularly if the pain persists for more than 6 weeks. Most ankle "sprains" heal within 2-6 weeks on their own but if pain and difficultly walking, running or on stairs. It would be best to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a twisted ankle better fast!?

What should I do to make a twisted ankle better fast!?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between a sprained or twisted ankle?

How do you tell the difference between a sprained or twisted ankle?

Twist = Sprain: In most cases people tend to use the terms "sprained" and "twisted" synonomously when describing ankle injuries. However, it is important to point out that in most cases a sprain (ligament damage) usually comes from a twisting mechanism (also known as inversion or eversion) of the ankle. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to walk on a badly twisted ankle?

Did you get checked?: Sometimes with sprains you can suffer another injury like a fracture or other soft tissue problem. If you haven't already been examined, get checked properly by a foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between a twisted ankle and a broken ankle?

What is the main difference between a twisted ankle and a broken ankle?

Ligaments vs Bone: A twisted, or sprained ankle is an injury to one or more of the ligaments that connect the bones of the lower leg and foot. A broken ankle is a fracture of one or more of the bones of the lower leg. One can usually recover from a sprain within a few weeks, while a fracture usually takes about 8-12 weeks to heal. ...Read more