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Pain and swelling in the ankle after an injury. What to do?

Hi my name is Ms.Gamble and I was jumping and came down on my ankle and fell and heard a loud snap and it started swelling and is hurting very bad i can move my toes but it hurts when moving them and i put a heating pack on my ankle and wrap it with a ace band but now have it prop up but it s like a 10 on a scale from 1 to 10 so can you please give me some advice
Asked On : Mon, 4 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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It could be broken bone or ligament injury.Without ray it is difficult to differentiate fracture from others. I suggest you consult an orthopaedician for clinical examination. You may get Xray /MRI under his/her supervision.
Meanwhile you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.
Hope this helps you.
Answered: Tue, 13 Aug 2013
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