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Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

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In brief: YES

When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away.
People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Latva

In brief: YES

When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away.
People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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In brief: Depends

If you are having difficulty walking or excess pain then yes.

In brief: Depends

If you are having difficulty walking or excess pain then yes.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Howard Pecker
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Sure it's a sprain?

You are asking if a sprain needs care, but you are assuming that you have a sprain.
Post traumatic ankle swelling could also be from a fracture of the malleolus, a diastasis of the tibio-fibular syndesmosis, or a fracture of the tibial plafond, any of which could lead to permanent and severe injury if untreated, i.e., if not surgically corrected.

In brief: Sure it's a sprain?

You are asking if a sprain needs care, but you are assuming that you have a sprain.
Post traumatic ankle swelling could also be from a fracture of the malleolus, a diastasis of the tibio-fibular syndesmosis, or a fracture of the tibial plafond, any of which could lead to permanent and severe injury if untreated, i.e., if not surgically corrected.
Dr. Howard Pecker
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