Asked by: Gerard Lindhammer
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020

How do you know if ankle injury is serious?

That's why it's important to have an ankle injury evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. The signs include: Pain, often sudden and severe. Swelling.

Symptoms include:
  1. Sporadic pain on the outside of the ankle.
  2. Weakness or instability in the ankle.
  3. An increase in the height of the foot's arch.

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Similarly, what does a torn ligament in ankle feel like?

At the time of the injury, you may hear a popping or cracking sound and will notice swelling, bruising and ankle pain. Lateral or medial ligament sprains are usually acutely tender over the injured ligament. Depending on the severity of your ankle sprain, you may have trouble walking or standing on your foot.

Additionally, when should I be concerned about a sprained ankle? People with a more severe ankle sprain — characterized by extreme bruising or swelling and an inability to bear weight on the foot without significant pain, or when there doesn't seem to be any improvement over the first several days after the injury — should seek medical attention, Drs.

how can you tell if an ankle is sprained or broken?

With a sprain, you feel pain. But if you have numbness or tingling, your ankle is most likely broken. Where is the pain? If your ankle hurts or is tender to the touch directly over your ankle bone, you probably have a fracture.

Can you walk with a torn ligament in your ankle?

“A torn ligament is considered a severe sprain that will cause pain, inflammation, bruising and result in ankle instability, often making it difficult and painful to walk. Recovery from a torn ligament may take several weeks, and should be done under the supervision of a health care provider.”

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