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My ankle hurts I twisted it but idk if its

Patient: My ankle hurts I twisted it but idk if its sprained or its nothing I can’t move it all the way up it hurts do u think its sprained?

 

 

Doctor: Hello,Thank you for your medical query at AskTheDoctor.comI understand your concern.Twisting of the ankle can be very painful and it does cause a sprain.The pain may last several days ranging from 5-7 days.If you’re able to put pressure and walk, it rules out any minor fractures.I will advise you to take a good analgesic like Ibuprofen ( Advil ) for the pain and locally you can apply Diclofenac gel for 3 days. If the pain still persists, you can consult your physician for an x-ray.Hope this was helpful,Regards.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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