7 yo dd, twisted ankle on Sat p.m. Still won't out ANY weight on it (been hopping at school!!) noticed slight bruising on inside of ankle, no swelling to speak of, pain in outside of ankle. Shes had ibuprofen, should I wait and see or go to A&E and sit there for hours and hours ??
Basically, if she can't weight bear and has pain in the right places then A&E will X-ray. Doesn't mean she has a fracture but it might. Not being able to weight bear and having pain around the ankle area and a sore outside ankle will score her an X-ray.
Dd sprained her ankle last weekend and has been on crutches for the whole week. Yesterday was the first day she could walk on it at all. The doctor's surgery said they would want to see her again if it wasn't improving any more after two weeks.
So it could take a while to improve. But I would second the advice to have it x-rayed to rule out a fracture.
A&E I'm afraid. My DS1 went to minor injuries and was diagnosed with a 'twisted ankle'. Two days later, he couldn't weight bear, so I took him to A&E. It was a (mildly) broken leg. There was little obvious swelling, and it was painful, but not enough to prevent him playing and reading.
The a&e Dr wasn't an orthopedic consultant... I think kids x rays can be tricky to read, so better to treat as fracture then find out its not, iyswim? Same happened with elbows last year, is broken, isn't broken, is broken What can you do?! She still won't put it on the floor, got crutches now