Lucky for us there are a set of rules set up to determine if you sprained ankle is just that or if an x-ray is required for a possible fracture. The above diagrams show the specifics points which if are tender require an x-ray to be completed. (Image from http://gymnastcare.com)
Together with these four points; if you were unable to weight bear through the affected side immediately after the injury or when you get home then again an x-ray would be indicated.
But if you are unsure about your injury always seek advice from a medical professional whether it be your GP or Physiotherapist.
Our Physios are on hand for advice and assessment – appointments are available by calling 5535 5218.
Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach