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What is the cause for a swollen ankle that hurts?

Hi
I have a very swollen ankle that hurt when I put any pressure on. I don't remember hurting it recently. I remember this summer stepping off a side walk and getting a jolt up my leg from my ankle, but that only lasted few days. This started happening christmas eve. Went away for about a week and now it is back worse then ever. I am very concerned about this and I cannot get into see my doctor for 3 weeks and if I went to the emergency room I could be there for 24 hr. What could be the problem could it be broken or fractured? Please help.
Fri, 24 Jan 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello,
Thanks for your query.
Your ankle pain suggest probably you had inversion injury. It's almost a year now so if any bony fracture was there it must have healed or gone into non union or mal union. I advise you to take the issue seriously and have a clinical check up and a X-ray foot with ankle AP and lateral view.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
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What is the cause for a swollen ankle that hurts?

Hello, Thanks for your query. Your ankle pain suggest probably you had inversion injury. It s almost a year now so if any bony fracture was there it must have healed or gone into non union or mal union. I advise you to take the issue seriously and have a clinical check up and a X-ray foot with ankle AP and lateral view. I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care