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Although you may Want crutches if it hurts a lot when you walk, that doesn't necessarily mean that you Need them. It would be a good idea to check in with a doctor if this condition persists for a few days or more.

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If it is too painful to walk on an injured foot or ankle, crutches or some kind of cane should be used. While pain is a normal part of the healing process, it can also be an indicator that a follow up trip to the doctor is needed.

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Q: Do I need crutches if my acute ankle injury hurts too much to walk?
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