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should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If you are having difficulty walking or excess pain then yes.

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A 51-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 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Shaw
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Sprains lasting longer than 6 weeks are abnormal and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 51-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 46-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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: When the swelling and pain resolve, then you can return to full activities.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leo Krawetz
26 years experience Podiatry
Guidance counselor: You need to get xrays to make sure nothing is broken. Go tell a guidance counselor at school if your parents won't take you to see a doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Divelbiss
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: need an X-ray to make sure you don't have a fracture
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Belis
21 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
A 32-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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