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    Medical help

    I was playing football today with some friends, long story short i think i sprained my ankle. It hurts to walk, its pretty much unbearable. When i did fall i herd 3 loud cracks, not sure if thats any good. When i lay down and rest my leg it feels fine, just a little bit of pain. Should i go get this checked out?
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    Dip your foot into some wet concrete, let it dry and break it open in 6 weeks, should be good as new.

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    Loud cracks not good. Elevation, ice, doctor, xray, pronto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi View Post
    ...When i did fall i herd 3 loud cracks, not sure if thats any good...Should i go get this checked out?
    Last time I heard a crack during a fall I'd broken my arm playing rugby.

    Yes, definitely get it checked out - broken bones that heal while misaligned can cause problems later on.
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    Take some Tylenol, you'll feel fine in the morning.

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    Just wrench it in the opposite direction. It'll hurt like the dickens for a moment, but it'll snap all of your bones back into place, and you'll be good as new!

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    Im not joking, thanks for the advice for those without sarcasm.
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    Hey, you got your answer in the first reply. It's open season after that.

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    My post contained no sarcasm, only sagely advice from a registered, certified medical professional...me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    yes
    I don't think it is appropriate for you to give this medical advice unless you are a trained health professional.

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    Uh oh, now I'm starting to think like Taerom!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by russiankdi View Post
    Should i go get this checked out?
    This is one of those questions that undeniably always has the answer *yes* as a reply. That is, if you feel the need to ask someone else this question, you already know the answer to it.

    Kind of like asking; "Should I call 9-1-1?" If the circumstances are such that the question would enter your mind, the answer is yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azoomm View Post
    This is one of those questions that undeniably always has the answer *yes* as a reply. That is, if you feel the need to ask someone else this question, you already know the answer to it.

    Kind of like asking; "Should I call 9-1-1?" If the circumstances are such that the question would enter your mind, the answer is yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    yes.
    Then you understand any question about medical help followed by "make sure you bring the severed finger" is usually a yes too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    I don't think it is appropriate for you to give this medical advice unless you are a trained health professional.
    Any idea what my background is?
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    Uh, negatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    Any idea what my background is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    Uh, negatory.
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    OK, OK. You're qualified to answer "yes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doolally View Post
    You'll have to wait for your answer Tom. I'm six days on the road but I'm going to make it home tonight.
    Drive safe, keep the rubber side down.....
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    RICE: Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation. Then at you first opportunity, get it checked out by an MD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
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    Well i took some Advil for now, the pain isn't to bad now. I will see in the morning how it is.
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