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Doctor insights on: Ankle Immobilizer

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What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

Delayed healing: The tendons that are sprained may never heal and you may develop a chronic problem ...Read more

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Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

Ankle inner tendon strain. Immobilize n rest with inflatable stirrup. It's more than 3 1/2 months. Still pain. Continue immobilize, rest n stirrup?

MRI?: If you twist and injure the ankle, ligaments are not the only structures that can be damaged. If pain persists, bone and cartilage injuries may also be present. I would certainly consider follow up x-rays and an mri. ...Read more

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How would one heal an anterior ankle impingement? It's been 5 months since injury. I heard you can immobilize, is that true? Is surgery the only way?

How would one heal an anterior ankle impingement? It's been 5 months since injury. I heard you can immobilize, is that true? Is surgery the only way?

One could attempt : A period of immobilization in order to calm down any inflammation. But, by definition impingement implies a structural deformity usually in this case with bony prominences or spurs. Removing them eliminates the impingement. The surgery has a high success rate. ...Read more

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I have two 5th metatarsal fractures avulsion and jones on my left foot and was only given cast which only reaches up to my ankle so doesn t really immobilize the foot is it going to heal it has been 5 weeks and the pain swelling hasn t subsided at all?

Discuss with doctor: Discuss your concerns with your doctor. Without examining and reviewing x-rays it is difficult to accurately assess. Jones fractures are often slow to heal and sometimes require surgical management. Are you non-weighbearing. I would hope so since this is usually required for healing. I would also look for pain to be subsiding as time goes on. At best this will take 6 weeks for bone to heal. Ask dr. ...Read more

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Possible but ...: It's possible but the extent of the injury would determine how well or not things will heal without immobilization. Was there an MRI to confirm the rupture? ...Read more

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I have two torn ligaments in my ankle (mri) I have been immobilized for 8 weeks and my ankle doesn't seem to be improving, is surgery the next step?

I have two torn ligaments in my ankle (mri) I have been immobilized for 8 weeks and my ankle doesn't seem to be improving, is surgery the next step?

Possibly: However, if you are still immobilized you haven't given yourself a fair appraisal of the siutation. Once you start to place your ankle thru range of motion and undergo physical therapy if you still feel the same way then that decision should be made. ...Read more

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