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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

No weight bearing: An ankle fracture usually presents with severe pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to bear any weight on that ankle/foot due to the severe pain.

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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


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I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with broken ankle. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

X-ray : An x-ray is the gold standard to diagnose an ankle fracture. A thorough physical exam should always accompany an x-ray. Occasionally, a ct scan or an MRI is needed to diagnose or further define a hidden or complex fracture.

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What is the symptoms of a broken ankle!?

What is the symptoms of a broken ankle!?

Broken ankle : With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed i recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury.

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Telltale signs of a broken ankle?

Pain with deformity: Most ankle fractures occur from a twisting injury. If you had an injury, and have difficulty standing or walking because of pain, have an evaluation. To include an x-ray. If your ankle or foot appear deformed or unusually swollen, x-ray.

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Swelling, pain...: Possible bruising, inability to bear weight may or may not be present, deformity may be present with severe and displaced fractures.

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Had cast on for 4wks for broken ankle & took off myself.Has pain and has some edema.Normal or not?Was having diff. Getting back to ortho dr........

Had cast on for 4wks for broken ankle & took off myself.Has pain and has some edema.Normal or not?Was having diff. Getting back to ortho dr........

Fractured ankle: Not sure of the exact fracture. 4 weeks is the earliest that i would expect improvement. Not a good idea to take off cast without followup. If continued problems would definately go back to ortho doc.

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My mom is taking hydrocodone for a broken ankle, can she take some nyquil? She hasn't taken any pills since 11 AM

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My mom is taking hydrocodone for a broken ankle, can she take some nyquil? She hasn't taken any pills since 11 AM

Be careful: both medications contain acetaminophen and the dextromethorphan in nyquil is a weak narcotic similar to hydrocodone. If she is not taking another hydrocodone in the evening, a dose 30ml of nyquil is ok

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What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broken were is no ligament, of course the x-ray will help. Good luck.

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I have a broken ankle and torn acl is it okay to take Percocet and Advil (ibuprofen) to get some sleep?

I have a broken ankle and torn acl is it okay to take Percocet and Advil (ibuprofen) to get some sleep?

.....: if that is what was prescribed to you by your physician then it is safe to take. please consult your physician if you have aqny questions regarding meds that were prescribed.

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Can i drive with a broken ankle?

Can i drive with a broken ankle?

Not if it: Is on your driving foot you can't.

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How can you treat a broken ankle?

How can you treat a broken ankle?

Depends on type: Some ankle fractures require surgery and some can be treated by immobilization. Factors that guide the treatment opinion of your doctor include: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan.

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Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause . See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri.

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What are the tests for broken ankle?

What are the tests for broken ankle?

Diagnositic test: The first line of diagnostic test is an x-ray.

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