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Twisted foot, ankle injury, popping sound, swelling, numbness. Medical attention required?

Hello. I fell down the stairs early Sunday. My foot twisted while going down i landed on my ankle and heard a pop sound. I have been staying off of it for 5 days now but out is still swollen and goes numb. It don t hurt much but it feel funny. It feels like my foot from the ankle isn t hook to my leg when its off the floor. Should I have it check out or just stay off it
Asked On : Mon, 5 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The symptoms you describe are likely to be due to a bone injury. Since the weight bearing on the foot is painful, it is necessary to get an X-ray of the injured area done to find out the extent of injury you have suffered. Till then keep the foot elevated on two pillows.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal
drtayal72@gmail.com
Answered: Wed, 7 Nov 2012
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