sprained my leg

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yesterday I fell down from stairs from school.  I was unable to stand up for a minute whenever I tried I fell down, again and again, somehow I stood up with the help of my friends I went my class and from there, my biology teacher told that my leg got sprained and I needs treatment. Then my class teacher carried me to sickroom because I was unable to walk, they put ice packet on my leg and I was able to stand up but still, my leg was paining hard so they called my parents. After reaching home, my parents noticed that  my leg got swollen and they applied  mutti kuzhamabu ( an  ayurvedic medicine  mainly used in Kerala for leg pain) but still pains. should i consult doctor or can it be treated from home?

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    I agree.  I had the same experience way back when or many many moons ago.  All we did was home treatment.  I should have gone to Orthopaedic Hospital and get an X-ray.  Now I am suffering from that sprained ankle which is now ongoing arthritis

    Let the doctor determine the condition.  Don't do what we did. 

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    Hello Jewel,

    I echo what the other repliers are telling you.

    The fact that you couldn't stand on that injured foot (and fell down) indicates a possibly quite serious sprain. When I fractured and sprained my ankle in a fall I could barely walk on it, and then suddenly I couldn't stand or walk on it (and fell too).

    Yes, I would say emphatically that you need to be under the care of an ankle specialist because of the symptoms and signs you described.

    You are in school and must be young. Don't make the mistake of not taking an injured ankle seriously. You have a long life ahead so don't let an ankle injury go untreated-- you want to keep your ankle serviceable for an active and happy life in future.

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    If you were my child (I have a 13 year old and a 15 year old), I would be taking you to the ER to get an x-ray. That is the only way to can be sure that nothing is fractured. Your experience of not being able to stand immediately after sounds similar to my experience of breaking my fibula. Eventually I could walk, but walking is no confirmation that there is no fracture... don't rely on that.

    Even if you do find out it is not fractured there are still good and bad ways to deal with a sprain. You need the advice of a doctor in order to determine next steps.

    Only after that can you have a good plan that can include home care and you can certainly include homeopatic preparations if you desire to use them.

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