sprained ankle and leg swelling

by Sarah
(Northern Ireland)

Hi,
I sprained my left ankle almost 2 weeks ago; I can only move it a little. I am starting to just about walk on it but the more I do the more it swells and it's swelling up my leg too.

Is this normal? I've had sprains before but not like this one.

Hello Sarah,
Obviously something worse than previously has happened and it's time for a thorough examination and an x-ray. You may have broken a bone and, if so, and it's not pinned you'll have a weak and arthritic ankle for life. See someone who knows about feet and ankles, and don't just accept pills.

Dr B

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