Sprained, Dislocated Or Broken Ankle?

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Hello. A few days ago I fell, sprained my left ankle, then it swelled. I can still walk even though it is painful and limping, the ankle is swollen, my leg is not numb, and there are no soft parts when touched (I’ve read that the signs of a broken ankle are not being able to walk, numbness, and tenderness in broken parts). On the third day after the fall, it was also less painful so it was possible to go up and down the stairs (although you could only go down the stairs on your side). How do I know (other than X-rays) if my ankle is just sprained, dislocated, or even broken?

1 Answer:

Hello Starry,

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The ankle is made up of bones that are supported by muscles and ligaments to help balance and stabilize the ankle joint. Common ankle disorders;

- Sprain (ligament injury): damage occurs when there is excessive stretching of itself. The most common symptom is pain. You may also notice swelling at the area of ​​the wound and experience stiffness and an inability to move or put weight on the ankle.

- Fracture (fracture): the occurrence of bone discontinuity. There are several signs or symptoms that can occur if someone has a broken ankle, including:

There was a sound of broken bones. The bones around the ankles are very painful. There is bone through the skin. Abnormal ankle shape or a dislocation. Can't walk. Swollen ankles. Bruises. Difficulty wearing or removing shoes.

Dislocation; displacement of the bone component from where it should be. The symptoms experienced are usually pain and a change in the shape of the leg that makes it difficult to walk. You should check with your doctor to find out the condition of your ankle and get the right treatment. To find out a definite diagnosis, it will be done by means of a physical examination and scanning tests such as X-rays.

Things you can do at home follow the RICE method: rest, ice (es), compression, elevation (elevation).

It's important to rest your ankle from the pressure. You can use an ice pack or ice cubes put in a bag or clothing to reduce numbness and swelling. Use compression to move and support your ankle, but slightly loosen the bandage to allow blood flow and prevent loss of sensation in your leg. This is the information that can be conveyed, thank you, hope it helps.


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