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Soft tissue ankle injury still not healed in 1 month..Do i need professionalhelp!?

Soft tissue ankle injury still not healed in 1 month..Do i need professionalhelp!?

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

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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How to treat ankle stiffness after ankle fracture? It has been 7 weeks after fracture and doctor has now advised full weight bearing.

Dr. Craig Lum Dr. Lum
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Ankle stiffness: Did you ask your doctor about the stiffness? If not, give him or her a call about it and bring up any other concerns you may have. ...Read more

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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 sprained ankle 5 week ago. Slipped and cracked ankle on tile ledge. Feel something hard and uneven under swelling on ankle. Reinjury?

Possible but alnorma: If the fracture is healing you may be feeling a normal healing response with bone healing called callous. However you should follow up wi your doctor for exam and x-ray. ...Read more

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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?

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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

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Broken fibula and sprained ankle. Have burning sensation at fracture site and ankle. Is this normal?

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

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Could my fractured ankle be healed faster?

Maybe: A bone stimulator will help to shorten the healing time but is not used primarly unless there are other medical problems deterring healing. ...Read more

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Should my foot and ankle still be swollen 2 months after fracturing 4 metatarsal bones?

Should my foot and ankle still be swollen 2 months after fracturing 4 metatarsal bones?

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 more

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6 weeks since sim broken fibula and ankle sprain. Still have some pain, swelling and numbness at fx site.Normal? Still have cam walker

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

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My Achilles' tendon is pretty loose but feels intact? I suffered a fractured fibula and sprained ankle, will I need surgery for the tendon?

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

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Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?

Be seen: I would probably be seen for a repeat exam and X-rays. You may have sustained a deltoid ligament injury or tear. If this is associated with a syndesmosis injury or a proximal fibula fracture, ankle X-rays can initially be negative but treatment may be needed. ...Read more

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Will my broken ankle be healed after 6 weeks of cast?

Distal fib fracture: Varies depending on age, health, smoking status, nutrition, displacement, etc. Average person the answer is about 6 wks, but then additional maturation of the fracture occurs with soft tissue healing and muscle strengthening. ...Read more

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How long should a healed broken ankle be swollen?

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 more

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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?

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?

Delayed healing: can be common.Normal broken bone healing is 6-8 weeks, but many factors can slow it down, including being too active on your feet, even with the protection of a cast. Sometimes a bone growth stimulator can be used to give a boost to the healing process. ...Read more

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3 weeks since simple fibula fracture and small sprain. Shouldn't swelling be gone?

3 weeks since simple fibula fracture and small sprain. Shouldn't swelling be gone?

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

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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

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 more

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Why didn't my sprained ankle ever fully healed?

Why didn't my sprained ankle ever fully healed?

May be more : If you are having pain in your ankle for more than 4-6 weeks, it suggests you may have something more than a simple sprain. I would not hesitate to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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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