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Swelling and tingling in the ankle. Sprained ankle?

I think I may have sprained my ankle a week ago. I play roller derby and haven t stopped skating. It only hurt the first two days (I stopped for those days) but the swelling went down but is a little swollen around the ankle it is tingling and it started to hurt A little when i elevate it but it doesnt hurt to stand or walk on it. except today after work now its more tingling and hurts a little more. What should I do? Does this warrant a trip to the doc?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Normally, it is best to rest the joint or muscle involved in any injury for a few weeks to allow it to heal or prevent worsening of the initial injury.

It would be best to stop skating for a few weeks. You should also consider the use of a compression bandage to reduce the swelling , continue elevating it and anti inflammatory pain killers.
These medications which include ibuprofen, aspirin, cataflam, celebrex, would help with the pain and swelling.They should be used on a full stomach.

If you are able to do the above and the pain continues then it would be best to visit your doctor.

I hope this helps
Answered: Mon, 14 Oct 2013
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