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Sprained ankle, swelling, pain causing nausea, popping sound while turning foot. Should I consult doctor?

One year ago I sprained my ankle. My PCP had x-rays done, but there were no breaks. I still suffered swelling and pain after a month, so he sent me to see a orthopedic surgeon. He said I had a grade 2 sprain. He sent me for physical therapy . I could only participate for 3 sessions because of the cost. However, it has been one year since I sprained it and I am still suffering significant pain, pain that causes me nausea . There is random swelling, and a popping sound when I turn my foot in a circle. I also have numbness in my toes daily. I cannot walk flat on my foot, I have to walk on the side of my foot to avoid more pain. Is it just never going to heal or should I make another appointment with my doctor? I also still have my boot from when I originally sprained it, would you recommend wearing it again? Thank you for your help.
Asked On : Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hi thanks for the query
From the complaints you had described you must have had pretty bad ankle sprain. In the initial stages of injury your ankle should have been immobilised in plaster or splint. At present the complains are related to unstable ankle which is the result of your old injury. At present I advice you to visit your Orthopedician and get an X-ray along with MRI scan who can advice you regarding further treatment. Regarding the boot you had during the injury I advice you to get new one which can support your ankle.
Answered: Mon, 10 Dec 2012
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