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A week ago, I severely rolled my ankle. I have been icing it and keeping it wrapped. It is still swollen around the ankle bone. Did I tear a ligament?

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In brief: You

May have a fracture or a torn ligament.
You need x-rays and treatment.

In brief: You

May have a fracture or a torn ligament.
You need x-rays and treatment.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Justin Fuehrer
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

It is entirely possible that you sprained it, but also possible that you may have a fracture.
The fact that it has been a week and it is still swollen makes me think it would be a wise idea to go to your physician who will be better able to examine it. It may also be wise to get xrays. It is hard to say what is wrong without actually seeing it.

In brief: Possible

It is entirely possible that you sprained it, but also possible that you may have a fracture.
The fact that it has been a week and it is still swollen makes me think it would be a wise idea to go to your physician who will be better able to examine it. It may also be wise to get xrays. It is hard to say what is wrong without actually seeing it.
Justin Fuehrer
Justin Fuehrer
Answer assisted by Justin Fuehrer, Medical Student
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

It sounds like you need to be seen if it has not improved in this time frame.

In brief: Possibly

It sounds like you need to be seen if it has not improved in this time frame.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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In brief: Ankle

The only way to tell is with an exam and x rays see your podiatrist.

In brief: Ankle

The only way to tell is with an exam and x rays see your podiatrist.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Dr. Thomas Inwood
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