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I have an ankle sprain that hasn't healed. Can motrin help?

I have an ankle sprain that hasn't healed.  Can motrin help?

See orthopedist: If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving i would recommend seeing an orthopedist. An evaluation and appropriate tests will help determine if there is internal damage that may require physical therapy or other forms of treatment. ...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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If a person with a mild to medium sprained ankle does no treatment but waits 2 weeks, will the result be the same as if he had iced & taken motrin?

If a person with a mild to medium sprained ankle does no treatment but waits 2 weeks, will the result be the same as if he had iced & taken motrin?

Most likely: In most cases, a sprained ankle will heal no matter what you do or don't do. Ice and Motrin can help with the discomfort, but typically they do not change the outcome. ...Read more

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What to do to heal a ankle sprain ?

What to do to heal a ankle sprain ?

R.I.C.E.: Rest the ankle, ice the ankle, compress the ankle (with ace bandage), elevate the ankle above the level of your heart. But see a doctor first to make sure u don't have an avulsion fracture or compromise of the blood flow. ...Read more

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Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...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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What to do if my ankle sprain is not healed after 6 months?

See a doctor: If time, physical therapy, support has not been helpful and you have persistent pain or weakness, see a podiatrist or orthopedist for evaluation to see if something else is going on, or if you might be a candidate for surgery. ...Read more

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How long does a grade 3 ankle sprain take to heal?

How long does a grade 3 ankle sprain take to heal?

Sprain ankle: Grade three usually needs sx due complete tear which heals in 4-6 weeks without surgery around 8 weeks but will have weakness. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain take to heal completely?

3rd degree inversion: A severe 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain takes longer than 3-4 weeks and may need surgery to stabilize the multiple ligament tears. Due to the severity, you may have internal ankle joint damage as well and may need surgical stabilization procedures which can take up to 3-6 months to heal. Best of luck. ...Read more

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From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

6 to 12 weeks: There are 3 grades of ankle sprains. I typically tell my patients that a sprain bad enough to take you to the doctor or ed will take 6 to 12 weeks to fully resolve. ...Read more

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Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...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