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Persisting ankle and foot swelling post ankle sprain, severe throbbing. Is this normal?

I sprain my ankle Friday morning and it swelled up and I went to dr and they took X-rays and said it was sprain and now it is Sunday evening and ankle is still swollen and now top of my foot is swollen and ankle is throbbing worse. My ankle is hurting worse today then it was Friday and I cannot even tolerate the ice pack. Could I have possibly reinsured it or is this normal? Sorry I meant to say reinsured it.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Hi there. Thanks for the query.
Even if it only an ankle sprain, you need to wear an ankle support or crepe bandage, followed by elevation of ankle and leg, and rest. You can take some pain killers to take care of the severe pain and you will feel better.Ankle sprains take a long time to heal completely.
However, if you feel it is getting worse, kindly take the xray and get a second opinion to rule out any hairline fracture of ankle without delay as it already 2 to 3 days since injury.
Get well soon.
Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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