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Is a broken ankle swollen or painful?
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Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Yes
Fractured (broken) ankles can be both painful and swollen.
There are other conditions that can cause pain and swelling in a joint such as the ankle. If there has been trauma to the ankle, a sprain could give the same symptoms.

In brief: Yes
Fractured (broken) ankles can be both painful and swollen.
There are other conditions that can cause pain and swelling in a joint such as the ankle. If there has been trauma to the ankle, a sprain could give the same symptoms.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Dr. Steven Arbit
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In brief: Both
Break or sprain can both be very painful, swollen and bruised.
If it doesn't improve with ice in the first 24 hours, i would recommend an x ray, which is the only way to really be sure.

In brief: Both
Break or sprain can both be very painful, swollen and bruised.
If it doesn't improve with ice in the first 24 hours, i would recommend an x ray, which is the only way to really be sure.
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
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