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Sprain vs. Strain

Sprain vs. Strain

by Yenny (SU)
Whether it is a strain or a sprain, one thing is for sure – you need to have it assessed by a trained medical professional. Only a doctor can accurately diagnose the severity of your injury, give you the proper treatment, and help you avoid further complications.

Do I Need an X-ray for my Ankle Injury?

Do I Need an X-ray for my Ankle Injury?

by ih-pcn ih-pcn
Ankle sprains are common, and do not need to be x-rayed to be treated properly. However, pain or tenderness in certain locations in the foot, or the inability to walk on the foot without incredible pain are all signs that a fracture may have occurred. Fractures must be X-rayed to be properly diagnosed and treated by a physician.