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Should I talk to a doctor about my sprain symptoms?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Sometimes, mild sprains may be treated without the help of a doctor. However, there are certain cases in which you should see a doctor. You should go to a hospital immediately if your joint looks deformed, if you think you may have broken a bone, or if you hear or feel a "pop" when the injury occurs. You should see a doctor if your injury is red, numb, or bleeding, or if swelling and pain last more than several days.

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