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Ankle Sprain Not Healed After 6 Months
-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
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
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
Rehab all, they vary:
Grade 1 sprain:
slight stretching of the ligament. 2-6 wks
grade 2 sprain:
partial tearing of the ligament. Abnormal looseness (laxity) of the ankle joint occurs.
grade 3 sprain:
complete tear of the ligament. Gross instability occurs. Usually 6 months or longer. ...Read more
Common sense: If the ankle was evaluated by your dr and no fracture or torn ligaments etc. Rest, elevatin, nonsteroidals, etc. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: With proper care and treatment.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?
Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° is a partial tear of the ligaments. 3 degree is a total tear of the ligaments. 3rd degree tears take a good 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more
Could the loose body cause a ankle sprain to heal slowly. Also it feel like my ankle is on fire do that mean anything. Thanks?
Yes: Most simple ankle sprains heal in 4-6 weeks. When it takes longer we look for other causes like loose bodies, bone bruises, synovial impingement, unstable tendons, stress fractures, or gross joint instability. ...Read more
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
Is it useful to ice an ankle sprain to reduce swelling, after 2 months since it happened (it isn't healed completely)?
Ankle sprains: Nope. Ice is for the acute period right after an injury to limit swelling and thus pain. It would have no therapeutic effect this far after an injury. ...Read more
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
Is it possible that your ankle can be 4 inches above the socket and have a high ankle sprain can walk how long will that take to heal?
Brace vs surgery: If time and pt has not helped the sensation of instability the only solutions other than living with it are to wear a brace that supports the ankle (esp. During sport activities) or a surgical repair. ...Read more
I had a high ankle sprain (2) and I did rice for 4 weeks/crutches. Then, I did 6 weeks' exercise. I found out that I had a stress fractures and went back to rice for 4 weeks. Why didn't it heal?
MRI: If a high ankle sprain that does not get better, need to see if there is a tear of the ligament (s) that hold the 2 leg bones together. This is often referred to as a syndesmotic injury. An MRI can visualize this. This is often a problem that needs to be fixed with a surgical procedure. ...Read more
Can I still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
You: You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more
3 months high ankle sprain now keep twisting and it burns and sharp pain in heal, hoot, deep pain in bone. Hurts to touch spots badly. Hurts when flat?
I had a severe ankle sprain 9 months ago. 2 months later began training for full marathon b4 completely healed. Finished, but now I can't even walk without pain and bruising. Is this normal? How long?
High ankle sprain hasn't healed since it was sprained 8 months ago. It only hurts if I walk on my toes, or twist the foot. What to do besides rest?
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
I have a high ankle sprain but my orthopedic doctor didn't take an mri. Should I get a second opinion? If my ligament is torn will it heal on its own?
Depends on severity: High ankle sprain (has) is a different injury than a routine lateral ankle sprain, in both mechananism of injury and time to healing. Has usually occurs when the foot and ankle were rotatated outward with respect to the shin bone. Routine sprains are inversion injuries, the foot rolls under the ankle. Has takes about twice as long to recover compared to routine sprains. Displacement requires surgery. ...Read more
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
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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