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Suggest treatment for swollen ankle after an injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:Hello Dr.
User:i got XXXXXXX ankle twisted yeste
User:right leg
Doctor:please go ahead
User:how do i know if had a ligament tear
User:its swollen now, i'm able to walk
User:have applied some Ayurvedic oil
Doctor:It is hard to say if you had a ligament tear without examining you personally and getting an MRI scan done
Doctor:If you have no bony pain while walking then it is unlikely to be a fracture
Doctor:however it is advisable to get at least an X-ray to rule out the fractures
Doctor:And if the X-ray confirms that there is no fracture, then the probability of it being a ligament injury is quite high
User:but i'm experiencing pain only in the joints, not sure if it has caused any fracture
User:so you suggest to get an X-Ray
Doctor:Yes, I suggest you get an X-ray
User:ok Thanks Dr.
User:may i know the
User:symptoms of ligament tear
Doctor:It is hard to say what exactly you will feel because all you will feel is pain and swelling
Doctor:in both fractures and ligament injury
User:ok i see
Doctor:so there are no particular symptoms that can distinguish between the two
User:ok Thanks Dr. XXXXXXX
User:Thanks for your time
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:have a good day ahead
User:you too
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