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When should I see a doctor for foot or ankle problems?

It is always good to seek medical attention whenever there is an acute traumatic injury with a possibility of a fracture or dislocation, including foot and ankle problems. For overuse injuries, try RICE: rest, ice, compression and elevation. You can also take an over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain and swelling. If the symptoms are getting worse or simply not improving, you should consult your doctor.

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