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Pain and swelling in the ankle after a fall. Should I be worried?

Hi today I fell down the stairs and now my foot hurts. Its my left fooot. The top part of it hurts close to where my foot connects to my leg and also there is slight pressure/pain on the inside side of my foot. When I don t move it for a while and then walk again it hurts more and is hard to walk. In general it is hard to walk i can bend my foot but it hurts to bend. also when i flex my toes up it hurts. on the top, the place where it hurts it is a little swollen but not too much. what could this be? did i just hurt it or is it something more?
Asked On : Fri, 31 Aug 2012
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Since the movement of toes is causing pain near the ankle, it is likely to be a ligament injury. But it is best to rule out a bony injury after getting a non weight bearing X- ray of the area done. Till then you can use a crepe bandage for relief.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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