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Foot injury, swelling, redness, dull pain, sharp pain. Put ice on it. Due to sprain?

I tripped over a curb and my left foot rolled outwards. It was swollen right after it happened. I iced it a put it up. The next day the top left side is red and swollen and I have a dull ache. I can walk on it but if I step wrong on it I get a sharp pain. Did I just sprain it? trying to hold off from a Dr visit if I don t need to go.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response

Thanks for writing in,

Since you are able to walk, mostly there wont be any bony injuries. But still undisplaced malleolar fracture(s) can be there as you have developed red swelling. I would suggest you to take a Xray to rule-out bony injury.

What you are doing is right. Keep Ice pack, elevate your limb and apply crepe bandage in your leg. I would suggest you to avoid weight bearing on the side for 2-3 weeks as there is always a tendency to get injured again while walking with pain & limp.

Get well soon.
Answered: Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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