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Sprained ankle with pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
User :   how do i know if my ankle is broken or sprained>
Doctor :  
how can i help you?
Doctor :   is there history of injury to it?
Doctor :  
is there pain associated?
User :   no
User :   yes
Doctor :  
could you describe teh pain you are experiencing?
Doctor :  
when is it more?
Doctor :  
since when are you having the pain?
User :   it is tingly and i can barely move it. it has been constant pain since it got hurt and i immediatly started crying
Doctor :  
when did you get the hurt?
Doctor :  
how did the hurt happen?
User :   about 45 minutes agp
User :   my friend fell on me and twisted my ankle and it popped/cracked
Doctor :  
i suggest you to show the ankle to a orthopedician or a sports medicine specialist
Doctor :  
you might need to do an X-ray to if there is any internal hurt to the bone
User :   do you think it is broken...or sprained?
Doctor :  
is there swelling present over the ankle?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
the swelling and the pain suggests that a possible fracture might be there.
User :   ok thank you doctor:)
Doctor :  
you will require an examination to be done for the hurt in the ankle
Doctor :  
along with the x-ray
User :   i cant afford it
Doctor :  
to determine whether a fracture is there or not
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