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Suggest treatment for ankle injury

I hit the front of my ankle really hard at a playground. I was sliding across one of the thugs and my legs swung into the platform on the other side. I got immediate pain and it turned red. I got home and it was swollen and bruised slightly. When I flexed my foot back it hurt and in some positions of my foot it hurts. I can walk on it fine. I have an ankle brave on it and iced it the night it happened because I couldn't get ice on it right away
Thu, 13 Jul 2017
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hello,
Thank you for using healthcare magic.
I read your question and understood your concern.
Since you can walk fine that mean that there should not be an ankle fracture so would treat that as ankle sprain.
You can do 4 things RICE.
Rest the leg bus using ankle brace as you are diong for at least 3 weeks
Ice it for the first 48 hours 15 minutes on and off.
Compression with elastic bandage or ankle brace
Elevation of the leg above the heart level.

After 3 weeks you may need physical therapy for muscle strength.

Wish you quick recovery.
Dr. Selmani
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