Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs.

Need an Xray. A direct impact to an ankle can result in a fracture and the only way to truly evaluate for a fractured ankle is an x-ray. Just because a person can walk and that pain is "not bad" does not always mean there is not a fracture. Go to a foot and ankle specialist and have your ankle evaluated.

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Direct impact to medial side of left ankle from slipping on wet stairs. X-ray does not show fracture, however foot doesn't plantar flex.?

Don't wait. I suggest you see a foot and ankle specialist ASAP. A directed ankle evaluation is needed to determine the nature of the lack of plantiflexion. The X-rays only show possible bony damage. Lack of motion can be from bone, muscle and tendon or even edema. The range of motion of the ankle joint needs to be assessed and this is best accomplished by a specialist that familiar with the anatomy. Read more...