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Ankle Sprain Or Ankle Fracture?

Hi there,

i was walking down the stairs and I missed the last step, while on the last two steps, and fell hard onto my ankle, on thursday. I didn't realize how serious a sprain is, so once I could get up after five minutes immobilized, I walked on it for the rest of the night (very stupid, I know now). I went to the doctor on saturday (not my normal doctor) and they took some x-rays. He said it was just a sprain, but what makes me think I fractured it is the point specific pain right at my ankle bone. However, I am able to walk on it (usually on my heels) but I am trying to use crutches (which are so difficult!). Anyway, any opinions? Thanks in advance!
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replied January 16th, 2005
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Yesterday I missed my last stair while I was carrying a baby (not mine) it was my cousin and he didnt get hurt at all but my foot hurts so bad/but/elbow lol
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replied January 16th, 2005
Yikes! I hope you didn't fracture or sprain it like I did. You should definitely go get it checked out though. I hope mine isn't fractured but I suspect it is and just didn't show up on the x-ray. I hope someone here knows something about it as I am clueless! :?
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replied June 9th, 2007
3 months ago I was sliding down sand hills into waves and hit one wrong, tweaking out my ankle. I didnt think it was that bad and went surfing on it a week later, when I finally go it looked at I had actually fractured it and also pulled a legement. So I got placed in a cam walker cast for 3 weeks then did phsycal therapy for a few weeks after that. The problem is I still have pain not necessarly when I walk but when I crouch down with my knee over my ankle like a chair position.(which is what surfing is all about) So i went in again and the DR. explained I have calcium buildup around my legaments, I also kept asking if I had a High ankle sprian, he said that he couldnt see that on the X ray and that there is no way I have one. But I am wondering if I should get an MRI so I could know for sure, and also that if I have or suspect a high ankle sprain should I still be surfing walking etc.?
Thanks for any help I can get. ALoha
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replied January 17th, 2009
Ankle Injury
Not unlike several others, I was able to avoid a fall after stumbling over a floor pillow. In the process of breaking my fall, I landed wrong on my right foot and could not walk on it without the assistance of a walker. I immediately went to emergency, was told it was an extreme strain and directed to take Moltrin (800's), ice & elevate. Three days later I went for follow-up, and was instructed to go for a Cadscan. I then took those results to my regular orthopedic MD who looked at the results and directed me to have an MRI.
Result: I have a bone/cartilage chip resting in my ankle, I'm wearing a boot (up to the knee) for 5 more weeks. Can this situation be corrected without surgery?
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replied March 21st, 2010
hello! i joined this site in a hope u can help me. i twisted my ankle 5 days ago while i was climbing the stairs, i saw the doctors, took x-ray, and they didnt find any broke just says if it will get worst u come. but it get rather worst as it was get more swollen and not possible to move or touch causes a terrible pain.
im using cream diclophenac 1% and bandage and putting ice but without success.
also before it i cought a flu and my throut is dry and sore,coughing make pain, i use a lot of antibiotics from my childhood and now too, how can i get rid of being dependent on them or reduce their bad effect because they cause me stomace ache in general its not good i heard. if u know how to treat some of them i would really appreciate luvcomp
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replied May 5th, 2012
Help me!
I have no clue what I did to my ankle. I can walk in it and everything but I get a constant pain around my ankle. It's not swollen and nothing comes up on the x-ray and I don't know what to do. I've tried icing it and elevating it but I play and do sports and physical things and I am not going to stop. What is is that I did to my ankle and how do I heal it?
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