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can you jam an ankle

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't quite kno what: U mean by "jam ". If I think it's like a jammed finger it means U land on it from a jump or fall from height. In that case U probably injured the arti ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
The : The only way to tell if anything is broken is to have an x-ray. Even then, sometimes tiny hairline fractures are not evident on an x-ray, and an MRI ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt it: Just had baby 3 months ago, you might still be swollen from fluid retention. An xray can confirm if your toe is fractured.Go see your doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: Is next logical step....
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: An x-ray is really needed to rule out a fracture
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A female asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depend on the severity of the injury, but you could ask your doctor.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: But it is not the best thing to do.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Not enough info: An ankle splint can be used technically for grade 1, 2, or even 3. So hard to answer. The splint doesn't determine the extent of the injury. The amoun ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: Xray will be able to show the difference in a sprain or fracture.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Ice, rest: The best treatment is for rest, ice and nsaid. Sometimes an ankle brace is helpful to avoid inversion of the ankle which can reinjure to ankle or ex ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Can be related.: One may develop an ankle impingement following an ankle injury.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Johnston-Jones
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Depending on pain tolerance and the extent of injury, some people can walk/put weight on an ankle that has an avulsion fracture (where a ligament is s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
4 weeks typically: To heal a sprained ankle to play baseball quickly depends on severity of sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instabili ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Pain: It can cause chronic pain and instability of the ankle.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Surgeons preference: You can get one, but may be overkill depending on what was done.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes, you can fake a lot of symptoms and diseases.
A male asked:
Dr. Pamela Kirby
25 years experience Podiatry
Osteochondral injury: I am not sure, but you do need to see either a podiatrist or an orthopedic doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: Swelling and pain are the first signs of an ankle sprain. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or fron ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Toe fracture: Each fracture has it's own personality. If it is a lesser toe fracture, nonarticular, and can be adequately aligned and protected, the answer may be y ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Couple of ways to do: It: 1: see your pcp ; follow his/her instructions; 2: trying pain meds/ice/wrap/elevation for a couple of days would be helpful, if not, you need to s ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
Fracture: For sure. In fact, some ankle fractures can be devastating, while others can be minor. Sometimes, "sprains" are really partial tears of the ligaments ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Not a good test: Meniscal tears are among the most common knee injuries. The nature of complaints, with confirming physical exam by the physician are useful in making ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: You can play volley ball with a brace, but no brace is 100% effective. Playing with or without a brace places your knee at risk for additional damage ... Read More

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