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Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard?swollen,very sore,weird color,but can walk on it sort of.

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In brief: Yes

Sometimes sprains hurt worse than fractures.
Rest your ankle, apply ice in 20 minute intervals to decrease swelling, and elevate the ankle above your heart. Also wrapping with an ACE bandage or similar dressing may help. If pain or swelling continue please see your doctor, you may have a hairline fracture or serious ligament injury.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes sprains hurt worse than fractures.
Rest your ankle, apply ice in 20 minute intervals to decrease swelling, and elevate the ankle above your heart. Also wrapping with an ACE bandage or similar dressing may help. If pain or swelling continue please see your doctor, you may have a hairline fracture or serious ligament injury.
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