To be sure of crack, get a MRI
MRI scans are frequently used to evaluate the internal structures of the ankle (you can read more about MRI here). A variety of trends have increased the use of MRI in evaluating our joints - more sports activity, increase in obesity rates, diabetes
, and we've remained much more active into our later years than previous generations.
If you've injured your ankle or have ankle pain, your doctor will probably first order an x-ray. After an x-ray, an MRI may be needed to evaluate the tendons, ligaments and bones of the ankle. On your doctor's order for the MRI you might see:
fracture" - this refers to a "hairline" fracture of a bone that is not seen on an x-ray.