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What Could Cause Sharp Pain In The Ankle After A Car Accident?

Was in a car accident Thursday, got checked at hospital because air bag hit my chest and I have very bad bruising and pain. EKG and chest xrays normal. I have an abrasion on my right ankle and I told them not to worry about that because it didn't hurt at the time. However, that night it began hurting, and has gotten worse. I can't point my toes or pull them upward, and I feel a stinging sharp pain there. What could this be? What tendon is it? I am taking my daughter to an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow for her ankle-she got 2 fractures! I may need to get an appointment as well.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018
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Hi,

If the x-ray is negative it means not fracture is there, EKG was not that much important it is okay if taken on a routine basis.
An accident the most injured part is soft tissue injuries and it is too painful and takes much time in healing.

Even too vulnerable for swelling, the analgesic is a drug for pain, second, the injuries need to take care of the infection.
It might not be the tendon or fracture but you can have the orthopaedic opinion just on a routine basis, regular follow up is most advisable, take care.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards,
Dr. Akhtarhusain,
General & Family Physician
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What Could Cause Sharp Pain In The Ankle After A Car Accident?

Hi, If the x-ray is negative it means not fracture is there, EKG was not that much important it is okay if taken on a routine basis. An accident the most injured part is soft tissue injuries and it is too painful and takes much time in healing. Even too vulnerable for swelling, the analgesic is a drug for pain, second, the injuries need to take care of the infection. It might not be the tendon or fracture but you can have the orthopaedic opinion just on a routine basis, regular follow up is most advisable, take care. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Akhtarhusain, General & Family Physician