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Ankle Sprain Or Hairline Fracture
How would u treat Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain? W/ extensive damage. 4x Ligament/tendon tear, 2bone contusion, hairline fracture medial malleoius +more
-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
I sprained my ankle 4 days ago and it is still quite swollen and very bruised. Wondering if I should get it checked for a hairline fracture?
Sitting then jumped up on rock on accident ankle folded like acute angle can barley walk bad swelling been doing rice- sprain, hairline fracture, or?
I have constant pain and weakness in my foot and part of my ankle is sunken in. Help! I have been under the care of a podiatrist for 2 years. I have had 20+ sprains and strains since I was 10. I am 26 now. I had a hairline fracture 2 years ago and receive
I think it's time for a second opinion. You're incredibly young to have all this going on in your foot & ankle, and I would also get an MRI to see exactly where the tears and damage is. I would strongly discourage you from any "exploratory surgery" in an effort to "fix" what's wrong. I would get an accurate diagnosis first.
I'm also concerned about those cortisone injections you were getting for a stress fracture. I've never heard of giving cortisone for a stress fracture. In fact, quite the contrary, steroids tend to delay healing of fractures, and they come with the risk of tendon rupture, which you apparently had.
Please get a second opinion before proceeding any further. Preferably with either a foot & ankle orthopedist or a podiatrist certified in foot & ankle surgery by the american board of podiatric surgery.
Good luck! ...Read more
No difference: A "hairline fracture" is a layman's term for a non-displaced fracture (a break in the bone, but the bone has not move out of position at all). All hairline fractures are fractures, but not all fractures are hairline fractures, as fractures are often times displaced due to the force of the injury and/or due to the muscle pull of the surrounding muscles. ...Read more
Hairline fracture: Pain over bony area of injury, worsening pain on standing or working ankle, swelling, . ...Read more
Pain & Swelling: The symptoms of a hairline/occult fracture include persistent pain, swelling and difficulty walking and standing on the ankle. These can also be small enough that they are not revealed on normal x-rays. If these persist longer than your doctor indicated for a sprain, additional testing such as an MRI or bone scan might need to be considered. Good luck. ...Read more
It can...: ...Along with a more significant fracture, or soft tissue injury. ...Read more
Had a hairline fracture in my ankle 6 months ago, now it feels as if my knee is deformed I can feel heavy grinding and I'm starting to feel pain aroun?
Symptoms include:: Pain, swelling, and possible instability.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hairline ankle fract: With appropriate care, 6 to 8 weeks is typical. ...Read more
What is the reason for swelling on ankle after weight bearing. Talus body hairline fracture 8 months post injury. Doc says it is united.
Hello I took my full leg cast of 5 days ago (due to a hairline fracture in my tibia) I have been walking with a limp and saw my ankle got swollen?
PT may be in order: Physical therapy can address the gait issue with limping as this is likely related to muscle weakness.In addtion they can do soft tissue massage to alleviate the ankle swelling. This can occur when muscles are weak and do not provide enough pumping action to return blood to the heart. Check in w/your Orthopedist or Sports MD to get a prescription &/or agreement on next steps to get your gait normal ...Read more
I rolled my ankle May 30th. Still have a lot of pain in ankle and top of my foot (where it connects to my legs.) Could it be a hairline fracture?
If I have a hairline fracture below my big toe will I need a cast that comes up to my ankle or a cast that comes up to my knee or will I need one at all?
Not at all: Typically nondisplaced fractures of the toes can be treated with a post-op walking shoe or nothing at all depending on the amount of pain you are having. ...Read more
Xray: Xray could pick up a fracture but not always. Could be hard to differentiate. Either way should get better with immobilization, ice. ...Read more
Pain, swelling: You need an xray to differentiate the two. ...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
11 weeks after l ankle sprain. No fracture. Still residual swelling on l side n pain on r ligament. Pain worse after ankle exercise. Should continue?
May need an MRI: Limit your activity for now and have it re-evaluated. ...Read more
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
What are the best clues of a fractured fibula? I'm having a hard time telling if I broke mine or just have a high ankle sprain.
Talk to your doctor: If you had injury to the region of the fibula and pain persists, you need an X-ray. Talk to your doctor as the longer you wait, longer it will heal. ...Read more
Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more
X-ray: An x-ray is really needed to rule out a fracture ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...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