Is My Ankle Rolled or Broken?
The other indications with your ankle having something more serious wrong with it are
if there was a sound when you were injured. A “cracking” noise may be a sign that the ankle is broken while sprains may be associated with a “popping” sound.
Second, check if the ankle appears deformed or crooked in addition to being swollen as this may be a sign of a fracture.
Third, the presence of numbness is indicative of a fracture. Moreover, if you cannot move the ankle joint at all, are in extreme pain, and cannot put any weight at all on the ankle, it is likely that it is broken. To be sure, it is important that you have a thorough physical examination by a health professional specialising in the musculoskeletal system. (this should include looking for bony tenderness as well as multiple special tests, This is usually done by a physiotherapist, a sports doctor or surgeon, If warranted further scans may requested including an X-ray, an MRI, a CT or an ultrasound.
If, after 24- 48hours your pain is not getting better or getting worse
your swelling is not getting better or getting worse
please seek a health professional I your area.
SEAN YATES | Doctor of Physiotherapy | Bachelor of Sports Science |
ASCA level 1 | AWF Level 1 coach | Functional Patterns Human Biomechanics Specialist | Dry Needling | Clinical Pilates Level 1, 2, 3 | APA sports Level 1 |
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