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Should i take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle

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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Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
MRI: An MRI can grade the sprain and you can tell if surgery is needed or not. There are ottawa ankle rules that can be followed and you can look thee up.
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Dr. Robert Palumbo
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on severity : High ankle sprain(has) is a different injury than a routine lateral ankle sprain, in both mechananism of injury and time to healing.Has usually occurs ... Read More
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Dr. Leonard Giunta
53 years experience Family Medicine
Furthar test: Xray first if neg may need MRI to rule out frx.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Why not????: Why would they not want you to see a doctor? Perhaps you have no insurance. If that is the case, go to er. You need to be seen by a physician, prefera ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
You do not mention : Your age. If you are in school you may consider going to the school nurse or social worker and discussing this with them. If you are over 18 then you ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Go to ER first: They will evaluate , and advise you after evaluation as to the availability of equipment (x-ray) on the spot.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Ankle and foot swelling are normal with this injury ice and elevate
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: Usually not, however an ankle stablizer such as an air cast will help.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Does it hurt to : walk on? We don't know the severity of your strain and it sounds like a fracture has not been ruled out yet. The bottom line is that it would risky fo ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Not general: Not a general flare but possibly an ankle enthesis involved in the sprain.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Time heals all : Wounds. Depending on the severity of the sprain 10 weeks is not out of the ordinary for a moderate or severe sprain. Assuming x-rays were performed to ... Read More
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A 23-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 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

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