Signs of Broken Ankle Vs Sprained Ankle: Follow this diagnosis guide to find out if your ankle is most likely broken or swollen.
A broken ankle always has a history of trauma:
How long does an ankle sprain last?
If it does seem like you have a sprained ankle rather than a broken ankle: Follow this guide to find out exactly how long your ankle treatment will take.
It is very difficult to tell the difference between a sprained ankle & a broken ankle. But these signs might make diagnosis more likely:
The Ottawa Ankle Rules are a system designed to predict if someone is more likely to have an ankle injury or a sprained ankle:
A broken ankle is more likely if:
1)Pain in the tibia 6 cm within the ankle.
2)Pain in the fibula 6 cm within the ankle.
3) You cannot stand on the ankle.
4)Tenderness on the outside bone of your foot.
5)Tenderness when you press on top of the foot (less likely).
6) Unable to bear weight on your foot after a couple days.