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I have a really sore ankle from falling down the stairs sore to walk on bruised and swollen have i sprained it or something worse ?

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In brief: See a doctor

From your description you at least need an x-ray to rule out fracture.

In brief: See a doctor

From your description you at least need an x-ray to rule out fracture.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Scott Diede
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: At least a sprain...

You definitely have sprained it.
Using rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for it can help over the next couple of days. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are good anti-inflammatory meds to take over the next number of days also (better at reducing swelling than tylenol (acetaminophen)). Having point tenderness (sharp pain with pressing on a spot) can sometimes mean fracture. Hope you feel better.

In brief: At least a sprain...

You definitely have sprained it.
Using rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) for it can help over the next couple of days. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are good anti-inflammatory meds to take over the next number of days also (better at reducing swelling than tylenol (acetaminophen)). Having point tenderness (sharp pain with pressing on a spot) can sometimes mean fracture. Hope you feel better.
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