Q How do I know I need to see a doctor for my ankle injury?
I have a few quick rules of thumb:
1- A large amount of swelling
2- Bruising extending beyond the outside of the ankle
3- Inability to walk on the foot/ankle
4-Pain that doesn't resolve after a few days of rest and icing.
5-If you need to return to running or sports quickly any ankle injury should be seen as soon as possible.