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Ankle injury, snapped, bad swelling, painful. Done X rays. What is going on?

Hi three days ago I fell down some stairs. My ankle bent to the side and I heard a large snApping sound. I went to the e.r where it had swelled extremely bad and had X-rays done. They said it was a severe sprain and gave me crutches and a still in severe pain and cannot put any pressure on my this normal?
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
As x-ray is normal, nothing to worry.
Heavy sprain of muscles takes some time to recover.
Give complete rest to part.
Do ice pack 2-3 times a day.
Take some anti-inflammatory medicines for 3-4 days.
Ok and take care.
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Vidya KR's  Response
Hi, Thanks for using HCM.

Extreme swelling and had X-ray normal suggest severe sprain. Crutches and bandage are the main line of management with complete rest. Pain will be there till complete healing and this is normal process. Give rest to the movements as the injured tissue requires time to reunion or heal. If repeated movements that will injure again. Take NSAID with chlorzoxazone. Follow your doctor advise. Hope I answered your question.

Feel free to ask me if you have any further queries.
Wish you good health. Take care.

Dr. Vidya
Answered: Sun, 7 Jul 2013
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