Question by  KellyJRidenour (15)

How can you determine if you have a ankle sprain or fracture?

I injured my ankle yesterday and am worried that it could be fractured, it is swollen, I can not bear weight and has turned colors.


Answer by  Ruby40 (372)

The degree of the swelling is an indicator of the severity of the injury. The injury you describe could be a more severe sprain or possible fracture. See a doctor.


Answer by  mbtoda (106)

Swelling, bruising, and inablity to bear weight on the ankle is a sign of both a sprain and a fracture. The only way to know if you have a sprain or fracture in your ankle is to seek medical attention so a doctor can examine and treat the affected ankle.


Answer by  near2land (493)

An ankle sprain or a fracture can both be very painful. You need a professional medical opinion and the sooner the better. Don't risk your good health.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

The only way to tell for sure is to see a doctor and have an x-ray. Pain levels and swelling can vary and are not a reliable way to determine the severity of the injury.

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