sprain ankle

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Sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago according to xray there are no fractured. I can walk now but not that normal and theres still swelling and pain sad

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    Sorry to hear about your ankle sprain. Were you using crutches previously? Make sure you ice your ankle thoughout the day to keep the swelling and pain down (but always have something between your skin and the ice pack, like a towel or sock).
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    Hello and sorry to read you having issues.

    Keep always in mind that Doctors are humans and they do make mistakes.

    With that said, ankles sprains (like any other injury) need to be properly healed at the time of the incident or it will hunt you in the future.

    Try to have more than one specialist diagnose the affected area. Sometimes one pair of eyes can fail to see what a second pair of eyes could detect. In many cases trauma is undetected, mainly because of Doctors (like many other human) assumptions. And in other occasions simply because X-Rays can not see it all; MRI's are required in order to "see" trauma and issues that went unnoticed with X-Rays.

    Make sure you follow the advise given to you, and do not over use the affected ankle. Try to avoid any hard activity: Jumping, running, standing for long periods of time same goes for walking, and be carefull with your type of foot wear.

    Keep an eye on sprains, if after this incident you start to notice your ankle gets hurt (sprained) in a more constant manner: IS TIME TO BE ALARMED.

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