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I have a high ankle sprain that I did one week ago. the

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I have a high ankle sprain that I did one week ago. the worst pain is posterior to the lateral malleolus and up about 4-5 cm. I am assuming it is one of the peroneal tendons. I have light bruising on the posterior lateral calf up approx 20cm. The pain is better the more I am on it and worse the longer I am off it it. For example, this morning I could hardly bear weight. Will splinting this help at all. should I stay off it altogether? Should I consult someone other than myself ( I am a family practitioner)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is likely the tendon injury not ankle fracture.

Peroneal longus and brevis both are likely injured --partial rupture is likely given your symptoms.

You will need to immobilize the ankle completely with a brace or splint for 2 weeks.

This will promote tendon healing gradually.

Avoid weight bearing.

Use crutches.

May take 3-4 weeks for reasonable recovery.

You should see a sports medicine specialist also for clinical evaluation --management will not change significanrtly.

Best wishes,
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