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Posted by: Nicky | 2003/03/20

Sprained ankle

My husband sprained his ankle very badly. The swelling is down, but it still hurts alot. I need some advise on what to do now. His ankle does not look normal, maybe it is growing wrongly.

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Nicky, it might be that he broke one of the bones of the ankle or that he tore of some of the ligaments. The best would be to have x-rays taken (including stress x-rays) and see what they say. If the say it’s broken he will probably have to get a cast and if it’s just torn ligaments he can try wearing an Aircast®. Good luck.

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