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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain? i am experiencing ankle pain, soft tissue swelling, ankle stiffness, ankle swelling, difficulty walking, unable to bend foot down, ankle weakness, and unable to bear weight.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Philip Miller
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Exam/x-ray: to rule out chip fracture. You will need an ankle support and if severe, crutches or a walking shoe or cast. See an orthopedic expert.
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Podiatrist are another medical source for caring for ankle injuries. Ankles are a major part of a podiatrist practice.
Oct 27, 2020
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 43 years experience
Alternative : How was the ankle injured? Mechanism of injury is also helpful. What and how you injured the ankle. Once established and no pathology on X-ray I would start a simple and very effective therapy. Contrast bath therapy will help localize the area of involvement
Last updated Oct 27, 2020
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