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How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

How does an anterior ankle sprain cause post tibial tendinitis?

PTT kinesiology:: Posterior tibial tendinitis could result from an anterior ankle injury when there is excessive demand placed on the tibialis posterior muscle due to anterior ankle laxity. When one part of a joint becomes weak another part becomes overworked to compensate. This is one reason that ankle injuries need thorough evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal : It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising completely subside. The burning sensation is likley sign of local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms due. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

What symptoms does someone with ankle sprain always have?

None: They vary among patients depending on onset of injury, severity, etc. Most commonly, swelling and pinpoint pain over the ligament is seen. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?

What are the signs of an ankle sprain or fracture?

Pain, swelling, ...: The signs of ankle sprain and a fracture can be very similar, and if the sprain (tearing of muscle fibers and tendon fibers) is bad enough, the treatment may be the same, and a bad sprain could take even longer to heal. If ia non-displaced fracture (inside ankle=medial malleolus, outside = lateral, posterior=heel), there will be swelling, pain, heat, very tender. Ice, elevate, immobilize-ortho. ...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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Is it normal for a high ankle sprain to still be swollen 3 months after the injury? I was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after a taekwondo accident. I was put in a walking boot for 3 weeks and then in a lace up brace for several weeks. It was feeling

Is it normal for a high ankle sprain to still be swollen 3 months after the injury? I was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain after a taekwondo accident. I was put in a walking boot for 3 weeks and then in a lace up brace for several weeks. It was feeling

You : You could also get a stress-xray to see if there is any widening between the tibia and fibula which could represent a ligament injury. I think if your ankle is still swelling it is worth a trip back to your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal an ankle sprain at home?

What is the best way to heal an ankle sprain at home?

RICE: Rest, ice . Elevation , compression bamdage. Good for simple sprains. For more severe sprains or if symptoms do not resolve, get medical attention. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation.   Is this compulsory

Ankle sprain: If you had an x-ray which i'm sure you did it would show if bones would be in improper position which would be a dislocation . If you had x-ray then no it's not compulsory. ...Read more

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What typically causes ankle sprains?

Inversion: Typically, inversion of the ankle causes the most common ankle injury: a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament. ...Read more

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Could the loose body cause a ankle sprain to heal slowly. Also it feel like my ankle is on fire do that mean anything. Thanks?

Could the loose body cause a  ankle sprain to heal slowly. Also it feel like my ankle is on fire do that mean anything. Thanks?

Yes: Most simple ankle sprains heal in 4-6 weeks. When it takes longer we look for other causes like loose bodies, bone bruises, synovial impingement, unstable tendons, stress fractures, or gross joint instability. ...Read more

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