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Ds fell yesterday and his ankle is still swollen today

(8 Posts)
Swankle Wed 26-Nov-14 15:32:33

Just wondering if it needs to be seen by the GP or anyone.

He slipped in school yesterday afternoon and was limping. Less pain today and no longer limping but still swollen. Is this normal? Does it take a while for swelling to go down? I have added a photo of bad ankle and good ankle for comparison.

mumof6needssanity Wed 26-Nov-14 15:34:54

Ouch tbh I would get it check out.

Good luck

Swankle Wed 26-Nov-14 15:37:20

Should i take him to a and e or try and get a GP appointment this afternoon?

SpottyTeacakes Wed 26-Nov-14 15:38:50

Have you got a minor injuries unit nearby? They can X-ray and diagnose sprains and strains.

OwlCapone Wed 26-Nov-14 15:40:31

Have you been putting ice on it and keeping it elevated at all?

Swankle Wed 26-Nov-14 15:40:53

No just A&E.

Swankle Wed 26-Nov-14 15:42:50

I put an ice pack on it when i saw it yesterday evening (he was at CMers until 6) but he wont keep it up and went to school today. He has it up now since coming home at 3.

OwlCapone Wed 26-Nov-14 17:59:55

In my experience (rugby playing boys!) ice and elevation is great for reducing swelling.

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