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

Sprained ankle with a sound. Swelling with pain, numbness and tingling. Treatment?

I sprained my ankle about a month ago by simply stepping off a treadmill and hitting wrong. My foot rolled inward, I heard something, and immediately, and for about 3 days afterwards a wider than a golf ball size lump was on my outside ankle. However, I could walk around without too much pain. I iced it for a couple days, the swelling went down, but not all the way. Now a month later, the ankle is still slightly swollen and I have constant tingling/numbness in my foot and all the way up my leg.
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
Answers:  2 Views:  204
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.
It looks from the description that you might have injured the "lateral ligaments of the ankle". Ligament injuries are to be treated as early as possible by proper means, otherwise they tend to produce ankle instability and later leading to ankle arthritis.
So i advice you to undergo MRI scan to rule out ligamentous injury.
Consult an orthopedic surgeon for opinion and treatment.
Hope this helps
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

General & Family Physician Dr. Jagannath Mangachary Eyyunni's  Response
Hi!. Thanks for your query to HCM. As explained by you there was a sound following the sprain in your ankle you should have had a X ray of the effected ankle. Well its not late see a Orthopaedician and seek his advice. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 4 Jul 2013
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