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I fell yesterday. I twisted my ankle. Ankle a little swollen. I have some pain on top of my foot. Mostly behind my big toe. Could it be a fracture?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Twisted Ankle

A fracture is always possible, especially if you everted your ankle when you fell.
Apply ice packs for a day or two and see if the swelling and pain subside. If not, it might be prudent to check with an orthopedist and get an x-ray to be sure.

In brief: Twisted Ankle

A fracture is always possible, especially if you everted your ankle when you fell.
Apply ice packs for a day or two and see if the swelling and pain subside. If not, it might be prudent to check with an orthopedist and get an x-ray to be sure.
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Could be a fracture or simply a sprain.
If significantly painful you should have it evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Yes

Could be a fracture or simply a sprain.
If significantly painful you should have it evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but maybe not

You need to see your physician and have it evaluated.
It may or may not be a fracture.

In brief: Yes but maybe not

You need to see your physician and have it evaluated.
It may or may not be a fracture.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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Dr. Ronan Monsef
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

Although a strain or sprain is more likely.
Fracture cannot be rules out. You should be evaluated.

In brief: Possible

Although a strain or sprain is more likely.
Fracture cannot be rules out. You should be evaluated.
Dr. Ronan Monsef
Dr. Ronan Monsef
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In brief: Ankle twisted

It is always a good idea to get x rays to rule out fracture - especially as we all age.
If you have any osteoporosis the possibility of fracture is greater. So , the right first thing to do is see your podiatrist for x rays and an exam. Good luck.

In brief: Ankle twisted

It is always a good idea to get x rays to rule out fracture - especially as we all age.
If you have any osteoporosis the possibility of fracture is greater. So , the right first thing to do is see your podiatrist for x rays and an exam. Good luck.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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