bones-icon
Ankle twisted
Hi, While running for catching a bus, my ankle got twisted. But some how i managed to reach office. Then i noticed swelling in my ankle, it is difficult to walk.but now swelling is reduced a little. I dont know what to do next. I have not done any spray or medication or any type of treatment on my ankle. Please guide me. Thanks Uploaded two pics. The pic in jeans is of when i reached office. Other pic is of after 20 hours time spent.
96 Views v

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Chat privately for 24 hours with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Biswajit Dutta Baruah
Orthopedist 13 yrs exp Chennai

Free 3 day follow up

Chat Now

₹750 for 24 hrs

Thanks for asking me to respond. That's the typical appearance of a ankle sprain resulting from lateral ligament tear. Normally these injuries heal very well. At the moment you need to rest the ankle, ice the area, keep the leg elevated over pillows. Applying a compression bandage over the ankle will also help reduce the swelling. If you are able to walk within two days without perceiving pain, there should be rapid recovery there on. If you have a lot of pain in putting your foot down then it would be ideal to visit the nearest ortho surgeon. Net may order xrays to rule out bony injuries. He may also prescribe meds to keep the pain and swelling under control. Wearing a boot can help in rapid recovery from the injury while providing adequate rest to the ankle region. With a boot you will be able to walk so returning to work well be easier as well. I cannot prescribe meds as Practo prohibits me from doing so. Good luck!
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.