A 49-year-old member asked:
Are you supposed to still ice a sprained ankle after a month of injury?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bradly Shollenbergeranswered
Podiatry 38 years experience
Maybe: Icing is effective in controlling pain and swelling from inflammation. It is usually used for the first 2-3 days after trauma. If you have pain a month later, something besides acute inflammation is the cause. See a podiatrist or orthopedist for an evaluation. You may have a fracture, cartilage or ligament injury requiring more extensive treatment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Bowmananswered
40 years experience
Sprain : Ice after a month may make it feel better but other than that wont help much. Compression will help and if haven't seen doctor yet would advise you to.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Sprained ankle still hurts after 2 months. What can I do?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Dukelowanswered
Podiatry 33 years experience
Further evaluation: Sometimes ankle sprains can be more than just sprains. There is sometimes an injury called an osteochondral lesion. This is not usually visualized on x-ray. This would require an MRI or a ct scan to visualize the area on the surface of the ankle joint. This injury requires further evaluation.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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