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What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?
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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
8 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Several factors
Pain, swelling, deformity, difficulty putting weight on it, difficulty walking.

In brief: Several factors
Pain, swelling, deformity, difficulty putting weight on it, difficulty walking.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Many possible signs
Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle.
Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.

In brief: Many possible signs
Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle.
Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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