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Fell a few times of ankle causing sprain, incident of ankle cracking, later extreme swelling and numbness. Help?

hi, I ve went over on my right ankle a few times now. Last weekend I went over and I think I just sprained it. I was in my friend s trying to fix her sink last night and the floor was wet. I tried to stand up onto the already sore right foot , I slipped and heard my ankle crack. Immediately I started screaming due to pain. I could not move off the kitchen floor. It took me a while to get my shoe and sock off due to pain. When i did about 20 minutes later my foot was extremely swollen and numb. I was able to walk on it out to my friend s car but it felt weird and flappy more than sore. It s still numb, sore and uncomfortable the next day. Can you help?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

It might be soft tissue injury, ligament injury or fracture.

Without X-ray, it is difficult to differentiate a fracture from others. I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

In the interim, ice the affected area and take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid putting weight and rest well.

Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Answered: Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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