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Ankle Sprain And Hasnt Healed Properly
If painful- Yes: While some injuries do require some time to heal, if it is still bothering you after a month you should have it examined, and perhaps x-rayed to make sure there is not a bone or joint issue. ...Read more
-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
How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.
Broke fibula and sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?
Broke fibula and grade 2 ankle sprain 6 week ago. Pain and swelling still. No surgery nec. Can't walk normal on foot without boot. Is this normal?
Is it difficult to see a fracture ot the talus . I fractured my ft. Ankle and tibia and fibula 3 mo ago ankle & top foot still hurt?
Foot pain: Tamar fractures can occasionally be difficult to see, as can other fractures to bones in the foot/ankle. It sounds like you had a lot of fractures - the healing, along with having to change how you bear weight on that foot, may be the cause of your pain. I'd get the opinion of your orthopedic surgeon, as he/she may recommend additional imaging. ...Read more
Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?
Yes: It is normal to have pain at the site of injury. With a broken fibula ; presumed ligament tears at the ankle, surgical stabilization is common. Be sure to discuss w/ur ortho doc. ...Read more
Yes: The bulk of the swelling will decrease in the first 3 months. The remainder will dwindle down in the course of a year. Try to be a little patient as this is always frustrating. If the swelling is getting worse or increasing, see your doctor for follow up x-rays and possibly an mri. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker
Yes: It normally takes 10 to 12 weeks for the fibula to heal. Swelling is a common feature during tissue recovery and healing which can last 6 to 8 months or longer. It generally is not permanent. Numbness relates to a stretching injury event to the nerves at the time of your fracture. Be patient with issues of swelling. This is normal. Pain is also normal at this time. Things should be getting better. ...Read more
My Achilles' tendon is pretty loose but feels intact?
I suffered a fractured fibula and sprained ankle, will I need surgery for the tendon?
Unlikely: i assume all these issues started with the same injury. Withroper rehab the tendon should tighten up. I assume you were immobilized for some weeks. Due to the fracture. That should allow the tendon and ligaments to. Heal. The. Medical,provider shoulder order PT for the ankle. That will address some of these conserns. ...Read more
Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nondisplaced navicular foot fx. Looked complete on the X Ray. It's been 8 weeks still not healed and dr said 4-6 more weeks in boot. Is he right?
Not necessarily: Persistent swelling after these kind of ankle injuries is the most common complaint. Periodic elevation above heart and head as well as reduced standing and walking can help. Compressive hose, ace wrap, ted hose, or ankle sleeve can also help. Eventually the swelling will stop, but give your body time to heal. ...Read more
Is it possible an ankle boot can heal torn or pulled tendons or ligaments in an ankle? It's been 4 months and it hasn't healed because of movement
It should help, but.: It would help to better understand the structures involved, which might require MRI. Once this is assessed, then the effectiveness of immobilization +/- therapy can be gauged. Depending if there is a tear, surgical intervention might be a better option, especially if the patient is in sports. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got an ankle fracture 7 months back and had a plate with screws, still have stiffness and immobility, will it be mobile properly after plate removal or?
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
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