A 55-year-old female asked:
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didn't take care after an ankle sprain or use crutches n limp around from day 1. now, 6th week after sprain n still in pain. what can i do now?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam & phys. therapy: With 6 weeks and no resolution of symptoms, you should be examined by your physician. Physical therapy may still be useful to help maximize your functional recovery.
Answered on Jan 20, 2013
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Dr. Tania Turbay
19 years experience Podiatry
Physical therapy: The best thing you can do 6 weeks after an ankle sprain and you are still having pain is physical therapy. You need to do rom exercises, balancing exercises, heat modalities, cold modalities , electrical stimulation. If these don't help, you may want to see your physician for nsaids or steroid injection to help with the inflammation and pain.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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