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Doctor insights on: Ankle Sprain Class 2

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Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

RICE: Yes. You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and proprioception may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by going "all out" too fast. ...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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How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after i walk?

How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after i walk?

3-6 months: This is a severe injury. Early immobilization in a cast or "boot" is important. Non weight bearing is helpful until you can ambulate pain free. A comprehensive rehabiliation program is important to prevent repeated injury. ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

Depends: Does the brace relieve symptoms? The brace is not a substitute for rehab. Typically, i utilize more functional braces that are often smaller and utilize velcro or laces. The stirrup splint can be too restrictive once in the final recovery stages. It's not a very functional brace during athletic participation either. If you mean posterior tib tendonitis, there are braces made specifically for this. ...Read more

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How long will I be out of sports with either a grade 2 or 3 ankle sprain and two nondisplaced fibula fractures (I hurt my ankle 4wks ago; I'm 17 yrs)?

How long will I be out of sports with either a grade 2 or 3 ankle sprain and two nondisplaced fibula fractures (I hurt my ankle 4wks ago; I'm 17 yrs)?

Minimally 12 weeks: Without a complete history of your injury and sports activity, the non-displaced fractures will take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to heal (assuming there are no complications in healing) and in general soft tissue injuries such as the an ankle sprain will be longer about 12 weeks (= 3 months). Again, that is assuming that you are compliant with treatment regimen prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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I am casted for a ankle sprain/and two minor fibula fractures. My foot isn't sore, so does that mean I can play sports as soon as my cast is gone?

I am casted for a ankle sprain/and two minor fibula fractures. My foot isn't sore, so does that mean I can play sports as soon as my cast is gone?

Post injury rehab: Just as important as the treatment or surgery is the rehab of the extremity. The isolation of the part will weaken the muscles and hurt your balance. Several weeks to months of physical therapy often done to help bring you back to normal, and, even then, you'll have to ease back into the sport or activity or risk reinjury of the area(s). ...Read more

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I have a everted class 3 ankle sprain but the outside of myankle is swollen. When i jump my edl muscle hurts and i fall down. When can I jump again?

I have a everted class 3 ankle sprain  but the outside of myankle is swollen. When i jump my edl muscle hurts and i fall down.  When can I jump again?

When you can jump : That will need a period of rest and rehabilitation. If you can't jump your body is telling you it's not ready. Make sure you are following up with your neighborhood podiatrist or orthopedist for a full exam. ...Read more

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Help please? How should I treat a grade 2 ankle sprain?

Help please? How should I treat a grade 2 ankle sprain?

Brace, Elevation,Ice: 1 - wear an aso (ankle stabilizing orthotic) brace. This brace is light and comfortable, can be wore between a sock and shoe, it allows normal walking but protects the ankle from inversion and eversion. 2 - elevate the ankle above the level of the heart 2-3 hours per day and while sleeping. 3 - apply ice 20 minutes every 2-3 hours for the first 1-3 days after the injury. 4 - NSAID (advil (ibuprofen) or aleve). ...Read more

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What are the chances my grade 2 ankle sprain will heal in a month?

What are the chances my grade 2 ankle sprain will heal in a month?

Pretty good: Ankle ligaments take about six weeks to fully heal. In a month, you should be feeling pretty good with no limitations in day to day activities. High demand activities such as soccer, basketball, etc may still cause soreness. Modify activity pain permitting. ...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