Posted by: Helen | 2011-06-27

old injury now swelling and pain

My brother badly injured his ankle (same ankle he broke both bones as a small child). As an adult, he badly sprained and pulled the ligaments of this same ankle (5 years ago)...Now his ankle is painful and is swelling for no apparent fall or twist of the ankle occurred. Is this something to be concerned about or could it be just irritated by the coldness this winter???

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Hello Helen,
Please visit your local GP to rule out any immediate health concerns. If the problem persists consult with an osteopath in your area for a thorough evaluation and treatment. If an injured ankle is not managed properly at the time of injury reoccurance of the symptoms are likely through time.

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