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Should I go back to my orthopedic if over a year after a bad ankle sprain I am still feeling instability and pain even after months of therapy

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Ankle: Yes you should see the doctor again.

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Check with an orthopedist before starting physical therapy. It should not be painful.
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Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
You : You absolutely should get it x-rayed to make sure you don't have a stress fracture. That being said, your choice of the words "on fire" and "numb" ma ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You may have: Developed plantar fascitis from changing your gait from the ankle injury. Wear supportive footwear, consider an arch support, and let them give you th ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain ma ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vern Christensen
25 years experience Podiatry
Not unusual.: Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury. Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and a ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
PT: You should get set up with physical therapy to improve peroneal muscle strength and balance sense (proprioception). See your primary care doctor or o ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
45 years experience Anesthesiology
Shoulder: Could be bursitis try ibuprofen 800mg 3 times a day for 4-5days with food and low heating pad. Try to give it a rest
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Consider: Stem Cell Therapy or Platelet procedures to help with healing and strengthen ligaments. It can help decrease pain and strengthen ligaments in the su ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
A matter of trust: It all comes down to trust. If you saw an orthopedic surgeon (especially if they specialize in lower extremity) or a sports medicine physician and yo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes: Ankle sprains usually get better within 2-8 weeks. If the pain and or instability persists (non painful swelling can last for months) see an orthoped ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Orthopedic doctor: You want to see an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot and ankle surgery.

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