A 55-year-old female asked:
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?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Thomas Deberardino answered
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
Dr. Tania Turbay answered
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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