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Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

Ankle chips: I would give it several months to see if the problem resolves. Just because there are chips in there doesn't mean it will be symptomatic. If it continues to be painful see a podiatrist for possible removal which probably could be done arthroscopically. ...Read more

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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About to have ankle debridement and bone fragments removed as result of ankle sprain last nov. Will i be able to return to distance running?

About to have ankle debridement and bone fragments removed as result of ankle sprain last nov. Will i be able to return to distance running?

Running again: It is quite possible that you can run again. It would depend how you are doing after the debridement, and it may take some time, maybe a few months. So you may have to be patient. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Orthopedic surgeon: It's time to check your ankle and foot because of ongoing symptoms. Torn ligaments, tendonitis, fasciitis,stress fracture are possibilities. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

An ankle brace: Or orthotic while walking is probably a good idea. If pt failed and after the above advice you may want to consider surgical correction, if the issue is a problem. ...Read more

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5 weeks+ after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Mild pain above round bone on r side of l foot when i walk n sometimes when i stand or press it. What is that?

5 weeks+ after 2nd grade ankle sprain. Mild pain above round bone on r side of l foot when i walk n sometimes when i stand or press it. What is that?

Many possibilities: Possible cause of your pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation.   Is this compulsory

Ankle sprain: If you had an x-ray which i'm sure you did it would show if bones would be in improper position which would be a dislocation . If you had x-ray then no it's not compulsory. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Son had severe ankle sprain, and still has pain. Mri shows a pre stress fracture of talus bone with lesion on talus. What is pre stress fracture?

Son had severe ankle sprain, and still has pain.  Mri shows a pre stress fracture of talus bone with lesion on talus.  What is pre stress fracture?

MRI finding...: A pre-stress fracture is where a bone is starting to hurt but does not ever fully manifest on x-ray. Pre stress fracture syndrome requires a shorter duration of treatment. ...Read more

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MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?

MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?

How long?: Hard to be sure! Your doctor(s) must discuss this with you regularly! Do not be shy about asking! Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle just over 6 months ago and the last few weeks its started to hurt a lot on the back and the outside around the ankle bone. Why?

I sprained my ankle just over 6 months ago and the last few weeks its started to hurt a lot on the back and the outside around the ankle bone. Why?

Sprain again: when you have a bad sprain,the ligament around the joint becomes stretched ,after the joint healed,the ligament will be weaker than before,and becomes vulnerable to mutiple small sprain that we do not recognized until the pain becomes noticeable. need to wear an ankle suport,wear high top sneakers.stretch the ankle muscle adequatly daily,and see a specialist if pain persisted. ...Read more

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Over 6 weeks ago I sprained my ankle every since when I move my ankle up and down it clicks around bone area?

Over 6 weeks ago I sprained my ankle every since when I move my ankle up and down it clicks around bone area?

Painless click ok: As long as it clicks without pain, you are ok. If you have persistent pain which is not improving, you should see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have rolled/sprained my ankle again its like the 13 time in the past six months docs say the bones are fine. what could be wrong?

I have rolled/sprained my ankle again its like the 13 time in the past six months docs say the bones are fine. what could be wrong?

Tendon injury: A sprain is an injury to the tendon of variable degree. If you have that much instability of the ankle then more than likely you have a significant ligament tear and an MRI would be indicated. See a foot and ankle specialist. ...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


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more