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Swollen painful leg after a fall. Is this a sprain?

i fell running down the stairs, and it popped, but now its largely red at times, swollen sometimes too, but it comes and goes, i have trouble walking, especially on that foot , and it hurts when my mom tries to touch it. i have slight disco.ouration on the top and sides of my foot. ps, i know i rolled it, but is it sprained? and will i need a air cast?
Asked On : Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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Dear customer,

The fall may result in sprain or fracture of the foot bone and you should have the x-ray of the foot joint done to know the underlying pathology.

The fracture if present may need immobilisation and cast for 4-6 weeks duration.The anti-inflammatory drugs like motrin, advil etc may also be required to control the pain, redness and swelling.

You should have the physical examination done by doctor and x-ray and start the timely treatment.

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Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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