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Rolled ankle, painful, swollen, lump on bottom of ankle bone

Hi, I rolled my ankle playing rugby 9 days ago, it swelled quite impressively and after about 6 hours I was unable to walk on it at all. The next day I was able to hobble around and although swollen, there has been no bruising so assumed all was fine. I rolled the same ankle again yesterday, the pain was MUCH worse and although the swelling has not increased I seem to have developed a fleshy lump on at the bottom of my ankle bone and the pain has gone from aching to sharp. I can walk on it if I m careful but can t keep any weight on it. Advice would be much appreciated. Cheers Dan
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim,apply ice packs to the affected area,anti-inflammatory drug like motrin1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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