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Improve Basketball Skills Ankle Injury
Stand and shoot: Once you can stand +/- an ankle brace, you can start sport-specific rehabilitation immediately, such as shooting without jumping, cutting, or pushing off with the injured foot. You will be able to advance as tolerated until you are cleared for normal individual drills and finally team drills once all pain with activities has resolved. Physical therapy can help guide you along a standard algorithm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Of course, xrays are necessary to ensure there is no fracture or dislocation. If it is a sprain, the principles of rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) apply initially. In the ensuing few days to a week, ankle braces can be applied and then physical therapy initiated. If all components listed above are followed, the time to recovery can be cut in half! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a specialist: Either a podiatrist or orthopedist. Have a complete evaluation of your foot and ankle as well as a gait exam. When you go, bring the shoes that you have been training in to be checked as well. Prevention of injury can include a combination of things - stretching, massage, physical therapy, bracing and/or shoe selection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle: R.I.C.E. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. This should take place after an acute injury. Motrin/tylenol for pain/swelling if no medical contraindications/allergies. If there is instability with walking then an x-ray if recommended to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehab: Anything that is low impact to start would be fine, suggest starting wearing a brace to start with then transition. One thing i tell my patients is use bottom step hold handrail and slowly lower your foot the slowly raise onto tip toes. This helps with strength and rom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible iron: Deposition in the skin escaping from broken blood vessels. ...Read more
Ankle: See your podiatrist for help.Get a more detailed answer ›
If painful- Yes: While some injuries do require some time to heal, if it is still bothering you after a month you should have it examined, and perhaps x-rayed to make sure there is not a bone or joint issue. ...Read more
Sudden onset of Right sided pain very painful when real bad I feel I can't breath properly had ankle injury 11 days ago could the two be connected. ?
Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RICE: Rest (limit activity; immobilize with splint, cast or walking boot; limit weight bearing), ice, compression and elevation. If improvement isn't forth coming, then a formal medical evaluation, possibly including an xray to rule out a fracture would be indicates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severity of injury: Assessment of ankle injury is a function of 1. Amount of force incurred at impact. Amount of pain , swelling. Amount ones pain changes with weight bearing , whether or not ones ankle feels loose or unstable. Length of time all the above takes to resolve ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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