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Is a high ankle sprain common?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: Anterior( usually) tbiofibular ankle spains ( high ankle sprains ) are particularly common in football . ( see my previous answer on this type of ankle sprain). They are less common than your 'typical' ankle sprain( anterior talofiblular sprain) and can take longer to heal! see an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate and treat this type of ankle sprain!good luck!

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What joint is sprained with a high ankle sprain injury?

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Dr. Vadim Glukh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Ankle is: "high" refers to the degree of the sprain, the severety, not the height.
Oshkosh, WI
A female asked:

What is a high ankle sprain?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
involves the t-f lig: The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments.
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Also known as the sydemostic ligaments ( toward the ankle); " high ankles sprains " are common in American football and can be particularly troublesome for a team orthopedist to treat in high- level players; their tendency for re- injury after tx.is higher than your 'typical ' anterior talofiblular ankle sprain...
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

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Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
RICE: Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting. If this does not help, it may we helpful to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist who can get xrays to ensure there are no breaks and properly immobilize you in an ankle brace or boot. You may want to consider flat shoes in the future.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How is a high ankle sprain treated?

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Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
It Depends: There are differing opinions with this subject. But a high ankle sprain needs to be immobilized, usually in a boot, sometimes walking and others using crutches to start with. The recovery time is usually longer than a standard ankle sprain. On occasion if there is a major tear of the ligament, surgery can be needed to fix it.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Which type of exercise can I do with a high ankle sprain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
High sprain: This is tricky because a high spain takes longer to heal but any excerise that you are not weight bearing can be done. Examples bench press, sit ups etc.

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