Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
194 Doctors are Online

Bruised and swollen ankle, iced it, opposite side is getting swollen. Is there a treatment emergency?

i rolled my ankle about 3 weeks ago and it bruised and swelled up really quickly it still hurts really bad but i walk on it all the time i ice it and elevated after work and ive fractured the same ankle before and it didnt look this bad or hurt this bad should i go to the hospital because now the opposite side of my ankle is starting to swell and it hurts just as bad i just dnt want to waste money if its not broken
Asked On : Mon, 25 Jun 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  146
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
The only way your would know if it was broken would be to get an X-ray. If you have been walking on it and your symptoms are improving then its unlikely that you would have a break that would require anything other than a cast. I would encourage you to get into physiotherapy as appropriate rehab is very important with ankle sprains. If it is a sprain then it is not unusual for these injuries to take more that 3 weeks to completely resolve.
Answered: Mon, 31 Mar 2014
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor