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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

BRACING/REHAB: Bracing and a formal rehab program should be tried first. If unsuccessful, then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Orthotics can help: There is most likely a biomechanical issue. If the deltoid and posterior ligaments are intact, you should be able to recover fairly well. Alignment and stability issues can be addressed via custom orthoses/bracing. ...Read more

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Fell 4/24. Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Fell 4/24.  Navicular avulsion fx & sprain rt foot. Sprain lt foot. Lt knee hurt with squatting. Worry? Landed with full weight on front of ankles.

Trauma pain: With a navicular avulsion fracture and bilateral sprains, i would not recommend doing squats or being active over the next 6 weeks. If you continue to have pain in your knee you definitely should be evaluated in person and have radiographs as well! ...Read more

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Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. x rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain.now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. x rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain.now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read more

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8 months after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Chronic ptt pain.Seen foot n ankle specialist. Mri shows ptt inflammation only. Physio, insole don't help. So?

An insole : May not be giving enough support at the begining of the recovery. It is possible more immobilization is needed to correct the anatomical structures. Consider an afo to rest the anatomical structures affected. ...Read more

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5wks post fall ankle sprain & avulsion 5th m.tarsle. Pain, mild swell, freq loud popping w pain foot stuck in position. MRI?

5wks post fall ankle sprain & avulsion 5th m.tarsle. Pain, mild swell, freq loud popping w pain foot stuck in position.  MRI?

Reassess: See your doctor for a repeat exam and advice for ongoing imaging and management. Use crutches and stay off your foot until you sort through it. All the best. ...Read more

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Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?

Do they grade lateral ligament sprain in knee?

Not as often: While many physicians grade ligaments sprains by grade (such as the mcl), the lateral collateral ligament is much more complex. It is more often associated with PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tears, multiligament tears (or knee dislocations). The lateral collateral represents a number of ligaments that hold the outside of the knee stable. It is more complex than can be addressed here. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?

Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read more

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Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain. 1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said ankle exercise. Who's right?

Pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain.  1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said  ankle exercise.   Who's right?

Both: Depending on the severity, immobility is the first step. Gentle range of motion should be started early and then progress as tolerated to include strengthening. I would put more weight on a specialist if you went to see one. You should call them and ask this question. ...Read more

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Severe lateral foot & ankle pain when walking & standing, painful to touch & at rest, slight ankle swelling w/ popping sound. 2 weeks since injury.

Severe lateral foot & ankle pain when walking & standing, painful to touch & at rest, slight ankle swelling w/ popping sound. 2 weeks since injury.

Need xray: You should really get a xray to make sure there are no fractures from your injury, which I presume was an inversion ankle sprain. With these sprains, fracture of the styloid process of the 5th metatarsal bone is common. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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2nd degree ankle sprain 4 weeks ago. Still pain when pressed around ankle and walking far even with brace. How to speed up recovery? Crutches needed?

2nd degree ankle sprain 4 weeks ago. Still pain when pressed around ankle and walking far even with brace. How to speed up recovery? Crutches needed?

Have it evaluated.: Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves . Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear? I cant walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear?  I cant walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

See your doctor: An ankle sprain is graded on severity and symptoms. The inability to walk two weeks after an ankle sprain is concerning. Even in mild sprains, you do tear part of the ligament. In more severe sprains, more of the ligament is torn. It's possible you could have injured more than one ligament, the cartilage, or the bone which is not allowing you to walk. I recommend you see your doctor right away ...Read more

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MRI for my knee. The results: - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption, chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

 MRI for my knee. The results:  - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption,  chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?

Stretch of ligaments: Sprains occur when ligaments (tissues holding joints together) stretch. The ACL is a ligament in the inside of the knee. The MCL is on the middle side of the knee. Disruption os ACL means it was probably/partially torn. Patella alta means that your knee cap is higher than usual. You should discuss these findings with the ordering physician so she/he can determine appropriate treatmen ...Read more

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Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Severe knee pain bend, walk, stairs, etc. MRI 5 yrs ago partial tear of ACL & cyst. Now radiates in calf/down leg; wakes @ night; ankle fract May '13?

Get examined!: Your symptoms suggest patellofemoral( kneecap) pain. Your 'cyst' may be causing the pain in the back of your knee ( popliteal/ Bakers' cyst ).Not sure if your 'partial' ACL injury is causing symptoms or not without a thorough examination( it can cause cysts in the knee joint occasssionally.) See a board certified ORS. Best of Luck! ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more