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You’ve just sprained your ankle. Do you need an X-ray?

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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

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 


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    Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5535 5218
    18A West Street
    Burleigh Heads
    QLD, 4220

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    07 5539 8830
    Suite 54, Level 2, Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Ave
    QLD , 4218