Is it possible to have a fractured ankle with no bruising/swelling?
Is it possible to have a fractured ankle with no bruising/swelling? I’ve sprained my other ankle in the past, and doesn’t feel the same. I fell, heard and felt a crack, and immediately felt really nauseous. Lots of pain if I try to move it or walk on it, but zero external indicators. It’s mostly a dull ache that sometimes radiates up calf and under arch. Burning sensation and a bit of numbness if I try to bear weight on it.
any fracture will always have bruise and swelling.
even if you have heard nd felt a crack, it doesnt mean you have fracture. a grade 3 ligament tear will have these kind of symptoms.
do get a xray/mri to assess the internal injury. should not be neglected. consult a orthopedist.
That would be a sublaxated or dislocated bone in your ankle complex…
i dont think a fracture would happen without any external signs…
doing an xray is going to tell u exactly what happened..
ITS RARE BUT NOT IMPOSSIBLE.
A FRACTURE WITHOUT BRUISE OR SWELLING IS POSSIBLE IF THE FRACTURE IS A MINOR OR HAIRLINE INCOMPLETE TYPE. COMPLETE DISPLACED FRACTURES ARE ALMOST ALWAYS ACCOMPANIED BY SWELLING AND BRUISE. AN XRAY WILL CONFIRM .
Four weeks ago I was trying to take lid off my personal drink bottle that has a spout for drinking. The lid was on right so l used both hands twisting different ways. All of a sudden there was a really loud CRACK l felt sick and nearly passed out. There has never been at swelling or bruising but some slight pain in humerus so I thought I had just done damage to muscle decided to take paracetamol and rest arm. Everything was fine for there weeks until one day I went to get up off sofa after a nap when suddenly an excruciating pain shot up my arm! I could not move it and had to use my right hand to support it. I went to casualty dept has x Ray done that’s when they found out that I had fractured humerus in two! Still no swelling or bruising but lots of pain! Now waiting on CT MRI and none scan.
Can your foot be fractured if it is not swollen ?