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Suggest treatment for fractured ankles

i fell Sept 3 and limped around until Sept 10 when i decided to go into the ER. at the ER they took xrays and said it looked like i had fractured my ankle. they wrapped my foot up in a splint and told me to see an ortho... on Sept 14 I returned to the ER because I had not yet found an Ortho that would take my insurance and was in more pain than before (toes were tingling and a little numb - splint was not tight) they took more xrays and said they same thing and wrapped my ankle up and put a new splint on it. i am in more pain now 3 weeks after i injured my ankle and feel like i am never going to get rid of this pain. the ankle is still swollen and tender. i try to stay off of it but do not know what i should be doing. Help?
Fri, 11 Nov 2016
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Hello and welcome to Health Care Magic.
I understand your concern and will help you.
From your history it is clear that you have fractured your ankle and you havent undergone any treatment for it yet.Sir my advice to you is to consult an orthopedician immediately.You need to take it more seriosly as delayed fixation of a fracture can lead to severe complications like malunion,non union,Avascular necrosis(death of bone due to absent blood supply),damage to nerves,Osteoarthritis,functional disability etc.You need to have your ankle immobilised and shouldn't bear weight.So please consult an ortho doctor asap.Your pain will worsen without treatment and pain medications wont be enough in your case.But you can try Ibuprofen ,acetaminophen combination or Diclofenac while you search for a doctor.
I hope you get the proper treatment and get well soon.
Thank you.
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Suggest treatment for fractured ankles

Hello and welcome to Health Care Magic. I understand your concern and will help you. From your history it is clear that you have fractured your ankle and you havent undergone any treatment for it yet.Sir my advice to you is to consult an orthopedician immediately.You need to take it more seriosly as delayed fixation of a fracture can lead to severe complications like malunion,non union,Avascular necrosis(death of bone due to absent blood supply),damage to nerves,Osteoarthritis,functional disability etc.You need to have your ankle immobilised and shouldn t bear weight.So please consult an ortho doctor asap.Your pain will worsen without treatment and pain medications wont be enough in your case.But you can try Ibuprofen ,acetaminophen combination or Diclofenac while you search for a doctor. I hope you get the proper treatment and get well soon. Thank you.