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What causes difficulty in walking after an ankle sprain? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Oct-2014
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User:my sisters daughter fell down from 2 feet window and had ankle sprain
User:she is feeling difficulty to walk
Doctor:We need to take an Xray of the ankle
Doctor:to rule out fracture
User:as she is 2 year old
Doctor:If there is no fracture found, then it may be ligament rupture etc in which case 3 weeks complete rest has to be given
Doctor:So you will need to consult an orthopedic surgeon
User:you mean we need to take her to hospital right, we thought it will heal after 2 -3 days,
Doctor:Difficulty in walking should be investigated
User:we found no swelling, so we could not be able find where actually the pain is
Doctor:it means that she has enough pain that is interfering in her walking
Doctor:sometimes there may be fracture in foot bones that may not manifest with swelling
Doctor:sometimes there maybe some dislocation of a bone
Doctor:Are you there?
User:thank you
User:ok doctor
User:i will take her to surgeon tomorrow
Doctor:Take care
Doctor:Meanwhile give her painkillers
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
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