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should I go to school with a sprained ankle

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
38 years experience Podiatry
Don't walk on it: Use crutches and no pe. Use an ace bandage and see a podiatrist to determine what grade of sprain it is.
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Dr. David Hettinger
36 years experience Podiatry
OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
See below: If having trouble walking then use crutches to get around.
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Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprained ankle : Please follow recommendations from your diagnosing doctor. Rest is part of treatment as is early mobilization. Based on the type and degree of sprain ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
As tolerated: If you can tolerated putting weight on the sprained ankle, including going upstairs, it is okay to do that.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
See a doctor and: have him get an Xray to be sure there's nothing broken. If there isn't, have him keep his foot elevated, ice it and he can take ibuprofen or acetamino ... Read More
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A 39-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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Long time: Ankle fractures or ankle sprains can take several months and even up to a year to resolve all of the swelling. They need several weeks of immobilizati ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends: Courtney, The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Belis
22 years experience Podiatry
Ankle Sprains Linger: A lingering ankle sprain may be a sign of a bigger problem. This can range from a torn tendon, ruptured and now insufficient ankle ligament, or carti ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Severity.: Well, healing times vary. It's really dependent on the severity of the sprain. Mild, moderate and severe, you might say. You could be up and about wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: That would depend on what you are doing on vacation. Doing a lot of walking, running, or climbing on uneven ground risks reinjuring the ankle or retea ... Read More

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