Did I break my ankle?
Asked Sep 3, 2007, 07:16 PM
Ok so I was walking across my in-laws farm and I stepped in a hole, my ankle bent and I heard a loud "POP" like when you crack you knuckles. I instantly fell to the ground. It hurt so bad!! I laid there for awhile, my husband came to my side and took off my shoe. After about 10mins I was able to get up and limp around. Well it has been about an hour, and now the limping is almost impossible because I am getting sharp pains on both sides of the ankle where the little "ball" is. It is very swollen, and throbbing.
My question is, I have never broken a bone before (aside from a few fingers) so I don't know what it feels like, and I have a very high tolerance for pain, so sometimes I think injuries aren't very bad when in fact they are. (ex when I was 10 I got hit in the mouth with a metal baseball bat by accident, but full force, and almost fractured my jaw, and I didn't shed a tear).
My husband and I are trying to decide if I should go to the ER or not. I don't want to make a big deal out of nothing. So would I be able to bear any weight if it was broke? Or is it probably just a sprain?