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How to treat ankle injury?

I slipped on a wet floor today and twisted my right ankle, at first I felt dizzy, then when i was able, i walked inside the house and rested, but as I felt better i continued to walk on it. Later the ankle, top lateral part started to swell and ache as I walked on it. Now I think it's worse than before. i am wondering if i hurt it more by not icing sooner.
Mon, 19 Jun 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,

I think you had a bad ankle sprain. Since you are able to walk and bear weight this will decrease the chance for fracture but only x-ray will rule out. I think you should rest for the next 48 hours, ice it every 15 minutes, keep the leg elevated above the heart level and wrap it with elastic bandage. After 2 days you can start to walk and bear weight as pain allows. If x-ray shows no fracture then is an ankle sprain and will need physical therapy after the second week when the swelling goes away.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Edvin Selmani
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How to treat ankle injury?

Hello, I think you had a bad ankle sprain. Since you are able to walk and bear weight this will decrease the chance for fracture but only x-ray will rule out. I think you should rest for the next 48 hours, ice it every 15 minutes, keep the leg elevated above the heart level and wrap it with elastic bandage. After 2 days you can start to walk and bear weight as pain allows. If x-ray shows no fracture then is an ankle sprain and will need physical therapy after the second week when the swelling goes away. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Edvin Selmani