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how to fool a doctor into thinking you have a sprained ankle

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
Cortisone is great: But you can't use it on a long-term basis. You damaged your ligaments in your ankle, which we call a sprain. That is: torn ligaments. It takes time ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If you are having difficulty walking or excess pain then yes.
Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
YES: When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away. People don't take sprains seriously. So, the fi ... Read More
Dr. Howard Pecker
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Sure it's a sprain?: You are asking if a sprain needs care, but you are assuming that you have a sprain. Post traumatic ankle swelling could also be from a fracture of the ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on symptoms : Depends on the rate of symptom improvement. If it isn't getting better quickly with rest, ice and ace wrap you should be seen. Even if it isn't a fr ... Read More
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling.: if there is swelling, pain, or inability to put weight on the leg, then you should see an orthopedic doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot o ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Does not make much sense, why would you want to this ?
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Ice, ice, bracing: Start first with resting, staying off it completely. Wrap it with compressive wraps like an ace bandage, use lots of cold compresses or ice. Dependi ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
RICE....: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. You can try an ankle splint available at most pharmacies and use an otc anti-inflammatory like aleve (naproxen) ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Isaacson
20 years experience Podiatry
You get better!: Well, that and with rest, rehabilitation and time. The doctor might take an xray or refer you for mri, prescribe a brace, pain meds and maybe some phy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I realy never try it: Below you find a link will explian to you in details how.Good luck . Thank.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Sure it's sprained?: If you haven't been walking on your ankle, it may be more than sprained. Make sure you get checked. See a podiatrist for a complete examination.

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