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Broken ankle
Summary: A broken (fractured) ankle needs to be treated as soon as possible. It typically takes between six and 12 weeks to heal. How to tell if your ankle is broken Symptoms of a broken ankle include: severe pain and tenderness bruising and swelling difficulty moving your foot or putting weight on it the ankle being an odd shape (dislocated) a snap or grinding noise at the time of the injury bleeding (if the bone has damaged the skin) – sometimes the bone may poke through the skin Because of the shock and pain of breaking your ankle, you may also feel faint, dizzy or sick. It can be hard to tell the difference between a minor break and a sprain. It's best to assume it's a fracture until it has been checked by a doctor or nurse.
Language: English
Format: Online Resource
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Publisher: the NHS website

Last updated: 14/11/2018