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how trick a doctor into thinking I had sprained an ankle and need crutches

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: Does not make much sense, why would you want to this ?

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
"mild" ankle sprain: Crutches are not needed for mild sprains, unless one truly cannot rest it for a few days.
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Dr. David Gurvis
44 years experience Podiatry
Probably not.: A truly mild sprain does not usually need crutches. If you cannot bear weight and walk, then yes, you need crutches but that is no longer a mild spra ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
If it is mild: A mild sprains usually does not need crutches to heal quicker. Though the more rest it gets the better it will feel. Rice is best which is rest, ice, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If you are having difficulty walking or excess pain then yes.
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 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
30 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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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 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. Wenjay Sung
14 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
36 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
21 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. David Tobin
38 years experience Podiatry
Yes: 3-4 weeks only, then range of motion exercise
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopaedic sugeon: An orthopaedic surgeon can perform a physical examination to determine if there is any laxity ( looseness) of the ankle ligaments. X-rays , including ... Read More
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