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I fell down some stairs before Christmas and damaged my

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Hi, I fell down some stairs before Christmas and damaged my ankle. I have always been prone to ankle turning, so strapped it up, RICE'd it and waited till the bruising went, however it is still swelling every day, now months later. Should I be concerned?

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Was an X-ray done at that time to rule out a fracture ?


Customer: replied 10 months ago.
no, I had no medical attention

Thanks for the information

As it is almost 5 months since you have the injury so by now it should have been healed

Now as you keep on getting this swelling daily I would suggest that you should see the doctor

This can be due to local ligament or muscle damage

This might require an X-Ray and an MRI of the ankle for further evaluation

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