Ankle Fracture (cont.)
When to Seek Medical Care
If a person has injured an ankle, contact a doctor or go to an emergency
department. Seek medical treatment if for an ankle injury in the following
- A person cannot bear weight on the ankle.
- The pain remains intolerable despite using over-the-counter
- Home care fails to reduce the pain.
- The foot or ankle becomes numb, partially numb, or pale.
- A gross deformity of the ankle bones is present
- Bones or bone fragments visible outside the ankle skin
- Inability to move the toes
- Inability to move the ankle
- Cold or blue foot
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/16/2013
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