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Throbbing ankle pain that was gone in hours...?

I was riding a dirt bike, landed from a pretty large jump and bottomed out the suspension of the bike.  My ankle instantly began throbbing and shooting pains.  The pain was gone within minutes.  Hours later when I was finished riding the pain began coming back slowly, but this time much more of a bold pain, like a broken bone, and much more intense throbbing.  Within minutes of this pain building, I couldn't even walk on the ankle.  This pain lasted for about 2 hours.  Slowly with ice, ibuprofen, and soaking in a bath, the pain would go away and I could take baby steps with a limp.  After about 7 or 8 hours from the initial impact, I could walk fine on the foot.  No pain, not even when rotating the foot in all directions.  How is it possible to be questioning if my ankle was broken to no pain at all in just 7 hours...?
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Is this my husband???

LOL.

My husband has had the WORST year of his life with dirt bike injuries.  Concussion twice, probably a torn rotator cuff but he won't get an MRI to find out and is living with a dangly useless arm (except that he can still grip his handlebars, so he still rides), 2 broken vetebrae, and an enormous hematoma over his entire abdomen and left side of his body.

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Hi,

It is quite possible that you just suffered from ankle sprain and not ankle fracture. Ankle fracture will not heal in 7 hrs and without an X ray it is difficult to tell if the ankle was really fractured or not.
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