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Is my ankle sprained or broken please help!?

Is my ankle sprained or broken please help!?

Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers within the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact number (of fibers), st but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. In some cases a physical exam can help to determine the severity by feeling the laxity of a joint, but in most cases the best way is mri. ...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


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How to see if an ankle sprained tissue is not healed properly?

How to see if an ankle sprained tissue is not healed properly?

Exam and stress xray: An ankle sprain means that the ligaments are torn partially to complete. Ligaments heal in a aprox. 6 weeks in a perfect world. Swelling from the injury can last longer and one may require physical therapy to get the muscles and motion up to speed. Persistent pain and instability is best evaluated by an exam, sometimes a stress xray to see if ligament is stretched out and ultimately an mri. ...Read more

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What to do if I have got a ankle sprained that has lasted more than 5 days. What to do ?

RICE: Rest ice compression elevation. Can take at least 2-3 and often 4-6 weeks to heal. See a doctor to ascertain the degree of injury and for a good treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is a high ankle sprain?

What is a high ankle sprain?

involves the t-f lig: The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments. ...Read more

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What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

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What is a grade 4 ankle sprain ?

What is a grade 4 ankle sprain ?

Severe sprain: with tearing of multiple ankle ligaments. possible tendon rupture, possible avulsion fracture, with associated severe pain, swelling and limitation of motion. Often associated with large hematoma formation. ...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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How is a high ankle sprain treated?

How is a high ankle sprain treated?

5 stages of treatment: High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain Treatment is carried out in stages 1 - Injury Protection: Pain Relief & Anti-inflammatory 2: Regain Full Range of Motion 3: Restore Muscle Strength 4: Normalise Foot Biomechanics 5: Restore High Speed, Power, and Agility http://physioworks.com.au/injuries-conditions-1/high-ankle-sprain ...Read more

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