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is it bad to walk on a sprained ankle

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sure its bad: You need your foot to travel. I suggest you see a doctor to make sure it is not fractured. For the ankle rest, ice, compression and elevation should b ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ok for several days: An inability to walk on a recent ankle sprain usually means it is worse than mild but likely not severe. If you do not make steady improvement with re ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: Inabiility to walk on an injured foot or ankle is alwasy a concern. You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jill Nicholson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Might need PT: Make sure to follow up with your orthopedist as recommended, and let him/her know that you are still having significant pain. Sometimes, the fibula he ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Serena Satcher
31 years experience Integrative Medicine
Several problems: Several common issues can cause pain in your joint. You could have reinjured it. You could have gout, or infection or another arthritis or fracture. ... Read More
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Dr. Bradford Romans
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Sounds like it's: time to reevaluate this ankle.I would suggest an Ortho consult.In the mean time,ice,ace bandage,flex ion/extension movement is preferred ( toe pointin ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Wal ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
42 years experience Podiatry
Gentle pressure: Be aware that if the ligaments are totally ruptured, ambulation is not recommended. The ligament tear (sprain) in varying degrees. If the ankle is u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
When it is healed: This can be determined by using pain and swelling as guidelines.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More pain: If it is only a simple sprained ankle, walking on it too soon will only make the swelling worse and continue the pain. Sometimes a sprained ankle has ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how bad the sprain is, how much pain, swelling.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
No: It is not ok. The sprain is caused because one of the ligaments that keeps your ankle in the right position got stretched too much. That ligament need ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how severe the sprain and sometimes you the injury occurred.

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