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Had a hairline fracture in my ankle 6 months ago, now it feels as if my knee is deformed I can feel heavy grinding and I'm starting to feel pain aroun?

Possible knee injury. You may have injured the knee at the same timer. It could also be from altering your gait. Knee X-rays should be helpful to see what is wrong. Read more...

How is a fracture different from a hairline fracture in the ankle?

No difference. A "hairline fracture" is a layman's term for a non-displaced fracture (a break in the bone, but the bone has not move out of position at all). All hairline fractures are fractures, but not all fractures are hairline fractures, as fractures are often times displaced due to the force of the injury and/or due to the muscle pull of the surrounding muscles. Read more...
Fracture. A fracture is a fracture both would be treated by immobilization unless there is a through and through fracture with displacement than surgery might be necessary. Read more...

Should you get a cast if you have a worsening hairline fracture in your ankle?

Perhaps. Talk to your podiatrist or orthopedist if immobilization ( a cast, cam walker) and/or offloading (crutches) may be needed. Your doctor can talk about your treatment options. Read more...
If it is getting . Worse you need to examine why....If walking too much, a cast would help prevent this..... Read more...
May benefit. A cast or a rigid walking boot may be used in such a situation. Read more...

Are over-the-counter ankle braces good enough if I have a hairline fracture?

Typically yes. Non displaced fractures are usually stable and if a lace up brace provides good pain relief, then it is typically acceptable. Pain with any fracture should be respected and could signify a more significant injury. Read more...