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i have a pain in my left ankle after stepping down wrong from a high curb two weeks ago

By April 12, 2015 - 12:31pm
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I was running training for my first amateur fight and im a tough guy and stubborn about going to a doctor. And ever since then if I walk on it to long it gets to where I can't put my full weight on it and I have to sit down and if I put my full weight on it it feels like my ankle gives way it hurts just sitting down if I place my foot completely flat against the ground what could be wrong?

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Its gotten worse since then my girlfriend was sick so I had to take care of her now I can't even touch it without it hurting did I do something to further worsen the injury?

April 13, 2015 - 1:30pm
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Since its getting worse, you need to get an x-ray.  

It may be getting worse because a bone was broken and needed to be re-set. But there are so many small bones in the ankle and foot, it would impossible to know at this point what exactly is going on without an x-ray.


April 18, 2015 - 10:46am

Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

You could have a stress fracture, or it could simply be very badly bruised.  In either case, the only thing to do is wait it out until it heals.  If there is swelling you need to ice it.  If there is no swelling wrap it firmly to give it extra support.  

It sounds like you are a pretty serious athlete.  If you want it to heal quickly, stay off it as much as possible.  Do non-impact exercises such as swimming.


April 12, 2015 - 10:27pm
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