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Broken ankle. What is the treatment?

I broke my ankle two weeks ago and I was rocking my foot back and forth on the floor on my toes as i was standing with my crutches and I felt a really light crack where the break is. It doesnt hurt at all and its not swelling under the cast or anything, but it is concerning me because I am not sure that there is anything there to crack.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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To be sure of crack, get a MRI of ankle
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:

"r/o stress fracture" - this refers to a "hairline" fracture of a bone that is not seen on an x-ray.
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