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I had a moderate ankle sprain that healed I use ankle brace daily & at the end of the day my ankle & foot are swollen & painful what is wrong with it?

I had a moderate ankle sprain that healed I use ankle brace daily & at the end of the day my ankle & foot are swollen & painful what is wrong with it?

Too much strain from: The sprain causing swelling in the brace used. Need to elevate leg at the end of the day to drain the extra lymphatic fluid so it goes back to your heart. And remain off your sprained foot as much as you can with it elevated throughout most of the day until it heels. ...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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What to do if my ankle sprain is not healed after 6 months?

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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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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I have a foot/ankle sprain that hasn't healed after 3 months no fracture i'm worried what's wrong?

I have a foot/ankle sprain that hasn't healed after 3 months no fracture i'm worried what's wrong?

Have it evaluated.: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. The x-rays may be falsely negative initially in cases of small stress fractures. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had ankle sprains that never healed properly and they always seem to feel "off track" and achy after several years.Why?

I had ankle sprains that never healed properly and they always seem to feel "off track" and achy after several years.Why?

Ankle Instability: Your ankle ligament complex may be too unstable through wear and tear and inadequate scar tissue. Try bracing to help stabilize your ankle. You may need a surgical procedure to stabilize your ankle instability. I hope this helps, good luck. ...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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What do you suggest if my sprained ankle never fully healed?

What do you suggest if my sprained ankle never fully healed?

Get evaluated: See ankle specialist. They will examine you and at least take an xray, An MRI or CT scan maybe ordered , occasionally a bone scan or a stress x-ray. Treatment is based on the diagnosis of the pain ranging from PT to surgery ...Read more

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When do I know if fibula break and sprained ankle is completely healed. What should I be able to do? Still can't stand on both ankles

When do I know if fibula break and sprained ankle is completely healed. What should I be able to do? Still can't stand on both ankles

Maybe: Best test is to get a x-ray of your leg. You could potentially be able to walk and be able to do all sorts of task even with fractured fibula. ...Read more

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)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more