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Basic First Aid: How to Know if You've Sprained Your Ankle

Last updated 2 years ago

How can you tell whether you have fractured your ankle or only sprained it? In this video, experienced firefighter Captain Joe Bruni explains how to tell the difference and what you should do after sustaining such an injury.

A sprain usually results from turning the ankle sharply inward or outward, and it is characterized by pain, swelling, and often discoloration. If your ankle appears to be deformed at all, it is highly likely that you have fractured your ankle, and you should seek immediate medical attention.


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