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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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3 doctors agree
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
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