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do you get a cast for a sprained ankle

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain casting can be a treatment option. There are several ligaments that hold your ankle together and when e ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hal Blatman
41 years experience Pain Management
Perhaps not: After 3 weeks in a cast your ankle will be stiff and may take a few days to move well. It takes 6 weeks to get 90% strength to your healing ligaments, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Either: You can go to er to make sure its not fractured then foot and ankle specialist for treatment or go straight to foot specialist.
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
You may not need one: Have it evaluated by a podiatrist to get your treatment options.
Dr. Scott Ferry
19 years experience Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
No cast: It would be unusual to need a cast for a sprained ankle. Most ankle sprains heal more quickly with early movement of the ankle joint. An aircast or ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
Possibly....: A cast is fine... Some doctors use a splint, brace, taping, cam walkers, air splints or casts, etc. There are many different ways to provide stability ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
You should be ok: You'll probably get a walking splint & be scheduled for intensive physical therapy. Let your doc know about your pain, & do keep your therapy ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Morgan
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprained Ankle: If the Xray was negative, then an air cast is appropriate treatment, to add support to the injured ligaments , to allow time to strengthen . Also ele ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician ha ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
As long as: Your doc states. (which is usually 1-2 weeks). A new one may be applied after that but anymore that two weeks in a soft cast and that foot is going t ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
Yes: 3-4 weeks only, then range of motion exercise
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
More info needed: If the x ray showed a tiny avulsion fracture answer is 6-8 weeks hopefully with some Physical Therapy to increase range of motion and strength. If the ... Read More
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