How do I know I sprained, fractureed or broke my ankle?

X-ray. You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment.
Exam ; x-ray. An x-ray will tell you if you have fractured your ankle or not. An exam by a doctor with tell you the extent of the sprain if not fractured.

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Is it necessary to seek medical attention if I have a sprained ankle or a stable ankle fracture?

Ankle. yes, because you may have more long term issues if things do not get fixed properly on time. Read more...
Ankle fracture. I think I just answered a similar question from you. If you have a stable ankle fracture you should be in a walking boot for 3-5 weeks. It is not a good idea to walk on any fracture (okay, maybe a toe fracture) stable or not. A stable fracture can still progress to unstable if walked on too much. A sprained ankle you can manage on your own. Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation as needed. Read more...
Consequences ? About the only thing necessary is for you to decide if you want to risk not seeking medical attention. Failure not to could and many times does have consequences that patients never counted on. Probably best to use good judgment and seek the medical attention. Read more...

What is the difference between an ankle fracture and an ankle sprained?

They are... A fracture is a broken bone.A sprain is soft tissue damage, such as ligaments, muscle or tendons. Read more...
Several. An ankle sprain is stretching of the ligaments and tendons around the joint. An ankle fracture is breaking of the bone. Read more...
Bone vs soft tissue. Fracture involves the bone. Sprain involves the soft tissue. Read more...

If a sprain is worse than severe, does it become a fracture (like an ankle fracture)? How are they related?

Let me explain. Sprian were the ligment strech to a piont tell ruptre.Fractur were the bone broken and could be seperated. Thanks. Read more...
Trauma causes both. A sprain is a painful, traumatic stretch of a ligament or muscle. If severe it could rupture the tendon. Fractures occur from direct trauma, but not by extension of a sprain. For any of these ice the part involved and see an er doc or an orthopedic specialist to have it evaluated and proper treatment applied. Read more...
Fracture. Involves bone. A sprain involves ligament. If the sprain is sever the ligament may be torn. It is possible to have a fracture and a sprain. Read more...
A sprain is a sprain. A sprain will not lead to a fracture unless there is another injury. Immobilization will be of benefit to stabilize the area. Read more...

6 weeks ago fell and hurt ankle (medial side). Went to ER they said sprain. Having pain directly on bones on inside side of foot and ankle. Fracture?

Possibly. Need to go. To your pcp or an orthopod to get reevaluated with an xray or other tests as necessary. Some severe sprains can take a long time to heal, up to 3 months or more. Good luck. Read more...
Get MRI. "sprained" ankle usually hurts for 2-6 weeks , if pain persists or hurts in an area other than the ankle, you should see a doctor to evaluate. New xrays may be in order or an MRI to look for occult injuries that do not show up on plain x-rays. Read more...
Get an x-ray. Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle 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. Read more...
X-ray. Get an x-ray to evaluate the medial side of the joint. Tendon injuries or cartilage injuries can occur as well where an MRI is indicated. Read more...

Hi, I broke my ankle six months ago, a fib tib fracture. Had osteochondral defect as well a month ago, but still looks deformed and is painful.

Healing takes time. I don't know exactly what had or had not been performed, but it sounds like it was quite an injury. Subchondral fractures in themselves are plenty to deal with. Such a recovery can take a year. Such injuries require quite a regimen of physical therapy. Such concerns should be conveyed to your surgeon. Read more...
Let me understand. Did you have surgery for that or no? The treatment for osteochondral defect it depend on the size of that defect, so in order to advice you i need this information's. Read more...

Fractured tibia ankle surgery I on & off starve myself then eat "normal" & binge. Can this cause that I broke my ankle and tibia at only 35 yrs old?

Yes. Eating disorders that are severe enough to cause your period to stop can lead to thin bones "osteopenia" which are more easily fractured. Get help for your problem. See your doctor or therapist. Read more...
Maybe . Your diet is certainly not good fro you and could contribute to osteoporosis but plenty of 35 year olds break ankles when and if the fall on it hard enough you need help re your diet abnormality and a possible work up for osteoporosis also a vit d level. Read more...
Likely contributed. I'm glad you're recognizing there can be connections between 1 problem and others when it comes to health issues. Nutritional deficiencies are only 1 risk related to eating disorders, and many can be serious. Reccomend talking with a primary care doctor about your overall health, and with counselor about eating and related issues. Read more...

Hi I broke my ankle 3 weeks ago. Dg is trimaellor fracture I have friedrich ataxia too... How long it will take for me to start walking?

Trimalleolar . Depends mostly on the stability the fracture after surgical fixation. Usually on average six weeks is needed before full weight-bearing is allowed. This can vary however. Talk to your surgeon. Read more...
That would depend . On how well the ankle is healing. You would need to ask your doctor. Read more...