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Persisting pain in the ankle after an accident. Swollen ankle. What to do?<br>

Hi Doctor, hope you have a great New Year... Ok, i jumped off a shelf on to a plastic milk crate all my weight on left leg, went through the crate hit concrete floor thought i broke my ankle, but was not that bad... i did not twist my ankle at all... it swelled on inside of foot and outside, and front swelling on the heel. ok that was six weeks ago still hurts , especially when i bang my heel walking down steps or bumping it when getting out of my car.... what do you think... Michael
Asked On : Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hello Michael,
Thanks for writing to us and happy new year.

From description it seems soft tissue injury or ligament injury.If proper immobilisation is not given at the time of injury, healing of tissue or ligament might get hampered.

I would suggest getting this evaluated by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. You may get the X-ray/MRI of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Fri, 4 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aruna. K's  Response
happy new year ..
did u not go for any x-ray..usually ankle sprains are common after any injury .. it may take some more rest for 2wks..but if its any fracture out there u need to take treatment from ortho doc give complete rest and go for an x-ray to confirm..
thank u..
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