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Started playing tennis, my right ankle hurts when I wake up, walk, and sit. I have to crack it or shake it to get it back to place and feel normal. Is this a serious thing?

I've started playing tennis for a few weeks now, but ever since I started, my right ankle hurts when I wake up, walk, and sit. And it's hard for me to bend it. Sometimes it feels like its out of joint so I have to crack it or shake it to get it back to place and feel normal. Please help, I want to know if this is a serious thing or just something I can treat by myself!
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing. First thing, never ever try to treat yourself as you may be doing more harm than good. By your description, I feel that you might have sustained a ligamentous injury of your ankle leading to ankle instability which is hurting you. I advise you to get an xray done to rule out any minor bony injury. If xray turns out to be normal then an MRI scan is necessary to detect any soft tissue abnormality in the joint. I suggest you to consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advise. Wishing you quick recovery
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