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 OMG Im freaking out how do I calm down?
Home alone first time ever, and Im sick. Mom should just be home in a couple minutes but Im freaking out! Im hearing things! And Im on crutches so I cant get out in time if someone was in the house! H...

 Has anyone ever?
torn ligaments intheir ankle i fell a week ago and the hospital said i have ripped all the ligaments in my ankle but a week on and it is still no bettr
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 Back Pain Please *Do not respond unless you have had experience or are a doctor. *?
I have been having lower back pain for about 2 & 1/2 weeks it is at the base of my back & travels slightly into my hips, hurting a bit more to the right side. It hurts to do just about ...

 I stepped on a rusty nail this afternoon what should I do what do I need to worry about?

 How long does the effects of a cortisone shot last?
I had surgery on my foot 3 months ago and apparently the Dr. sewed up a nerve during the surgery and I'm having pain.
I tried anti-inflammatories, pain meds, physical therapy and now 2 ...

 Internal Bleeding??
Four days ago my son accidentally came down with his knee in the center of my stomach, to where I almost passed out from the pain. After that I was in a lot of pain, but I thought it would go away. S...

 Huge Bump In Shin!?
My coach took a slapshot at my leg, IN SEPTEMBER! there is still a huge hard bump on my shin that gets bigger when i excercise WHAT DO I DO!!!!! Or better yet what is it!!!!!
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 Whats wrong with my wrist?
Lately when ever i bend it it hurts. When i go to the gym and go down to do pushup my wrist just kill. It's been around 2 weeks i've been getting these problems. I've tried putting ice ...

 So you have a bad year, an even worse month and to top it all?
you have a bad week and then have a really bad day. How do you deal with it?...

 How to break your arm?
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 How do i remove taatoo from my arm......people said once it been put,it can be remove.?

 How can someone die from falling down a flight of stairs?

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I was just asking because I heard about this former baseball player who died this morning from supposedly falling down stairs in his home....

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 I tore the tendons on my foot what do I do?
Hi I tore and damaged the tendons on my left foot and boy does it hurt. What can I do to help it to heal faster? Walking is my only form of transportation and I have a dog I have to walk too. So ...

 Serious Answer Please RE: Glassed Blood Head?
Cut along story short glass fell on head, lots of blood
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Was wondering is it ok if i take both asprin and parcetamol?

 Why do we see stars when we bump our head?

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 Hi i fell over last night and hit my arm on the kerbside.?
i went to hospital with a sore bruised arm and had a xray nothing could be found. however it really hurts when i move it if i lye in bed and keep still it doesnt hurt but it does after i start ...

 Bruised lip what can help?
I have a bruised lip from the inside of the upper lif, and you can see a bruise on the outside as well, but its not half as bad as it is inside! What can help, hot towel or cold water because I ...

 I woke up with swollen eye lids and it got progressively worse throughout the day.Today is day 2 and no better
As it is both eyelids I figured it was maybe an allergic reaction to a new moisturiser I used within the last week although it is the same brand and type as one I have used on my body for quite some ...

 Have I Broken My Toe??
I'm new to this so I dunno what I'm doing. But the other day my dog got out and I chased after him..But I slid on the grass and my left foot slid under me but my Big Toe started to hurt ...

How do you know if you broke your ankle w/out an x-ray?
twisted my ankle really bad and it's swollen. it's hard to walk on it but does bend. i dont want to go to the doctor so is there any way to have an idea if its broken or needs a cast?

well if you can't walk i would think you broke it, or if it hurts when you walk, and i mean hurts alot, i would think you did.

if it is swollen u might need to go to the doctor just to be safe

When I broke my ankle I thought it was just a bad sprain, got x-rayed and they found nothing. The pain got steadily worse so they sent me for an MRI. My achilles tendon had sheared the bone away from my heel where it connected and I had a fracture through my talus, the bone the shin bone sits and pivots on. The "Good" news was that it had knitted fine on its own and there was nothing they could have done to help anyway.
If it is a sprain it should be able to bear weight after a day or so and you should not try to stay off of it. The tendons and ligaments need to be worked to get heal properly. If it is broken then you shouldn't be able to bear weight on it for several weeks. Best bet is an x-ray and a doc’s opinion.

Is a bone sticking out? If it is go to the doctor. If there is no compound fracture it could still be broken. Don't worry you might heal properly or just have a slight limp the rest of your life or maybe a pronounced limp. But hey...why go to a doctor if you don't want to.

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If you've had a twisted ankle or broken bone before compare the pain you're experiencing now to the pain you experienced then. Like I was hit by a javelin (on the bounce off the ground) and I thought it was broken or had hit a nerve because I couldn't walk on it for 2 days but the initial pain wasn't bad. But when I broke my wrist in a compression fracture rollerblading it felt really bad like my hand was just hanging off my body for no real reason at all.

You can't always tell. I broke my wrist but could still bend it, so that's not always a good indicator. An x-ray is the only way to tell if you've fractured a bone or not. You need to wrap it and stay off of it (use crutches) wither way so you don't aggrevate the injury.

You won't know for sure without an x-ray. It could be just sprained, but you should have a cast for that, as well. Don't be a cheapskate. It's the only body you've got. Go to the doctor.

One more answer you've already heard: go to the doctor or Urgent Care or Emergency Room for an X-Ray and a checkup. Why waste precious time waiting for answers to get posted and having your ankle set itself the wrong way when you could be getting real help. Now go!!

Go get the x-ray. You can actually cause more damage if you leave a broken bone untreated.

Right... now I'm going to say something harsh, but with your better good in mind.

Yes, there are ways of a PROFESSIONAL ruling out a bone IN PERSON without x-raying you. But if you can't definitely rule one out, you have to X-ray to make sure.

I am a British doctor with A&E experience and a musculoskeletal science degree. I'm not exactly a world expert, but I'm almost definitely the best you'll get on Yahoo Answers. If I can't help you over the internet, no one can.

And I can't.

There is no possible way I can convey my years of training, hard work and hours looking after all sorts of people in a way that a complete amateur with no training can look at my post on the internet and safely assess their injury.

It may be that you have a bad sprain- they can take months to recover- but just because you can walk on it and bend your ankle doesn't mean it's not broken.



There's a reason they're called "experts"- because they know what they're doing and 99.99% of people on here don't.

If your doctor can confidently rule out a fracture without an x-ray, they will.

In the meantime before you see them:
(1) Rest your ankle up on a high stool.
(2) Take regular painkillers as advised on the label.
(3) Put ice on it
(4) Some people will tell you to put on a compression
bandage but the evidence for this is poor.
(5) Hope you haven't permanently damaged a broken ankle by
not getting it sorted for so long.

Now stop being an idiot and get it seen to.

u could tell its broken if u cannot move your ankle, if its swollen and painful. but you gotta see a doctor and have them x-ray your ankle cuz thats when they can only rule out if its really broken or juz a sprain. and thats the only time they can do whatever they need to do lets say u need a cast.better be safe than sorry.

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