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can you fly with a sprain

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: This should be fine. Be sure to get up and move every 30 min to help avoid dvt.
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
16 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly..: Long walks on the airport could make the sprain worse

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Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
26 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depend on the severity of the injury, but you could ask your doctor.
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sprain ankle: Yes you can. The problem with flying is that your leg can be dependent or hanging down for a long time. This can increase swelling and stiffness.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. You can compress with an ace bandage or an ankle brace. Antiinflammatories like Motrin or alleve are helpful as ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Relatively: I certainly would not say it is dangerous to fly with a sprained ankle. However, if it is a bad sprain, being up for several hours on it in the airpo ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be ok: As long as she gets up and moves about the cabin and stretches. Unless she has any issues with aspirin, a baby Aspirin prior to flying should prevent ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Best for her to do-: -is wear support stockings, and be up and about as much as possible while in flight, so she does not get DVT. Anyone who is hobbling around is prone t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Prepare: Before you go see your massage therapist or chiropractor. Take your medications with you. Get a travel pillow that surrounds and supports your neck. C ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Flying will not harm your ankle, but you may want to allow yourself extra time to get through security and navigate the airport, as you won't be movin ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Sprain irrelevant: Ankle sprain will not increase your risk for DVT. To lessen any risk, keep hydrated, move your legs while seated, and you may take a small dose of asp ... Read More
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