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should i use heat or ice for ankle pain

A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Potentially: Sounds like your doctor is trying to sort out the source of your symptoms.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possible infection: Swelling and warmth can be signs of infection. You could try some heat and NSAIDs, but if the symptoms persist or worsen you should definitely have i ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a doc: it would be best if you saw a doctor to evaluate this long term problem
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience Family Medicine
Timing: It all depends on the acuity of the injury. If it's the fist 48 hrs it's important to rest, ice, compress, and elevate it....(r.I.C.E therapy as we ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No problem: It should not give you any problem. Just use your common sense - not to overheat -as you don't want to get burn. However, if you twisted your ankle- ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
RICE when acute: If you just sprained your ankle, follow the rice protocol - rest, ice, compression and elevate. Also follow-up with a foot/ankle specialist to have t ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
Neither : Ankle pain that has persisted for 4 months needs a professional evaluation. Sprained ligaments should have healed by now. It is likely you have either ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Lages
67 years experience Rheumatology
Exam and x-ray: With this kind of trauma and no response to ice and rest the next step is a doctor exam and x-ray of the ankle.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Hard to say: I am not sure what type of work you do or type of shoes you wear. If you stand up for a long time, wearing high heeled shoes, this may be reason for s ... Read More
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