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What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle injury: Pain especially increasing with weight bearing, swelling of the ankle, bruising of the skin, loss of function, decreased range of motion are some of the signs. This type injury requires an examination and often an x-ray to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: An ankle sprain can include pain, swelling and discomfort in the affected ankle. The immediate action on your part would be Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Try to stay off the ankle and use a cane or crutch until you see a Podiatrist who will examine you, take X-rays and determine what grade ankle sprain you may have. ...Read more

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Signs of infections in a sprained ankle?

Signs of infections in a sprained ankle?

Many possibilities: Pains, redness, inflammation, swelling, scaling, blistering, and having an itchy sensation are signs of a possible infection. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?

What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?

Pain, swelling, ...: The signs of ankle sprain and a fracture can be very similar, and if the sprain (tearing of muscle fibers and tendon fibers) is bad enough, the treatment may be the same, and a bad sprain could take even longer to heal. If ia non-displaced fracture (inside ankle=medial malleolus, outside = lateral, posterior=heel), there will be swelling, pain, heat, very tender. Ice, elevate, immobilize-ortho. ...Read more

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My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?

My father recently had a grade 3 ankle sprain. It hasn't gotten better. Now he has little yellow bruises up and down both legs. Sign of blood clot?

Likely not.: You intimate the "yellow bruises" are on both legs. Although possible, the likelihood of bilateral blood clots is not high, plus he only sprained one ankle. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a broken or sprained ankle?

See your podiatrist: You can have a sprain that hurts too bad to walk on and you can have a mild fracture that you can walk on. Protect your future and see your podiatrist who will examine and x ray it and get you back to activity. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

What are some of the symptoms of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle fracturesprain: Both have pain and a history of injury. A fracture is most commonly confirmed on x-rays. ...Read more

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What's the different symptoms from a broken or sprained ankle?

What's the different symptoms from a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more