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How long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and i c

How long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle  sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and i c

The dr will usualy : Base his decision o palpating the region of injury to see if you have pain, place ankle thru range of motion and watch you walk and ask for your feedback. This coupled with the amount of time that passed will help make his decision. 3.4-4 weeks is certainly sufficient time if your not feeling pain. It is important to do strength training excercises afterwards. I still say get clearance from Dr. ...Read more

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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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When should I try to walk on my 3rd degree ankle sprain without crutches? Is it normal to have a pain in all the ankle and toes (like nerve pain?)

When should I try to walk on my 3rd degree ankle sprain without crutches? Is it normal to have a pain in all the ankle and toes (like nerve pain?)

Sprain: That is very dependant on the patient , but a general rule would be 3-4 weeks minimum. If surgery was done even longer. Ligaments can take as long as bones to heal and pushing walking too soon can result in re-injury with even worse consequences than a sprain. Be patient - it takes time. Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

Ankle Sprain: A grade two or second degree sprain is associated with partial tearing of the injured ligament. A grade three sprain is a complete tear of the injured ligament and is associated with instability around the affected joint. Physiologically, a grade three injury creates instability at the joint whereas a grade two injury may remain stable. Grade 3 injuries often require surgical repair. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain take to heal completely?

On average, how long will a 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain take to heal completely?

3rd degree inversion: A severe 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain takes longer than 3-4 weeks and may need surgery to stabilize the multiple ligament tears. Due to the severity, you may have internal ankle joint damage as well and may need surgical stabilization procedures which can take up to 3-6 months to heal. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

Grade I, II, and III: Grade i sprain is the most common and requires the least amount of treatment and recovery. The ligament damage has occurred without any significant instability developing. Grade ii injury is more severe and indicates that the ligament has been more significantly damaged, but there is no significant instability. Grade iii sprain is results in torn ligaments resulting in instability. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

See your doctor: The toe dysfunction may be related to your immobilization. However, this is a challenging question to answer without knowing more about your injury and examining you. Rehab/physical therapy is imperative after just about every ankle sprain. There's a good chance that rehab. Will also get those toes moving again. ...Read more

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What kind of exercices I have to do with my ankle sprain in a second degree?

What kind of exercices I have to do with my ankle sprain in a second degree?

Start with Motion: Gentle range of motion exercises first. Try moving the ankle in every direction it can go. Pretend the big toe is a marker and draw the alphabet in the air. When you have full pain free range of motion you advance to strengthing and balance exercises using resistance bands and balance board. Talk to your doc to plan out a specific rehab schedule for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more