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Could an ankle fracture be practically painless?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It can
Sometimes the fracture is of one bone only or may be small enough that patients will present with complaints of long term pain they thought was a an ankle sprain.

In brief: It can
Sometimes the fracture is of one bone only or may be small enough that patients will present with complaints of long term pain they thought was a an ankle sprain.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: There should be pain
Fractures are broken bones, and there will be pain when a bone breaks.
Different people have differing perceptions of pain, so it's possible for somebody with a very high pain tolerance to say his ankle fracture was "practically" painless.

In brief: There should be pain
Fractures are broken bones, and there will be pain when a bone breaks.
Different people have differing perceptions of pain, so it's possible for somebody with a very high pain tolerance to say his ankle fracture was "practically" painless.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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In brief: Yes
Some people have a minor ankle fracture.
Others have a high tolerance to pain. Others have neuropathy and cannot feel pain normally. But, most people will have pain when they have an ankle fracture.

In brief: Yes
Some people have a minor ankle fracture.
Others have a high tolerance to pain. Others have neuropathy and cannot feel pain normally. But, most people will have pain when they have an ankle fracture.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
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